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Miami partygoer grazed by New Year's bullet

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:01 AM
MIAMI -

A stray bullet grazed a man celebrating a man celebrating New Year's Eve at a party in Miami.

Police say he's lucky. The bullet struck him just after midnight on Tuesday.

Miami television station WFOR (http://cbsloc.al/UEM2kJ ) reports homeowner Randy Ruiz told police the victim was a friend of a friend. He was struck as the partygoers were in the yard where fireworks were being fired off.

Ruiz says just after midnight the man complained of blood on his shirt. When the man took off his shirt, Ruiz says they saw a bruise.

Authorities across the state urged people not to fire weapons into the air in celebration of the new year because the falling bullets can kill or injure innocent bystanders — including people who are far away from the shooter.

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