TEEN HIT BY STRAY BUL­LET FALL­ING FROM SKY, DIES

The Denver Post - - NEWS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

HAM­MOND, IND.» Author­i­ties say a 13-year-old boy has died af­ter be­ing struck by a fall­ing bul­let that prob­a­bly was fired into the sky by some­one in a nearby com­mu­nity.

Noah In­man was play­ing bas­ket­ball July 1 when he sud­denly fell to the ground in Ham­mond. The city is about 25 miles south of Chicago.

Wit­nesses called an am­bu­lance, think­ing Noah had suf­fered a seizure. Hos­pi­tal work­ers soon dis­cov­ered he had been hit by a fall­ing bul­let.

Noah was flown to a Chicago hos­pi­tal. On Fri­day, he was pro­nounced dead by the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice.

Po­lice say an in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined the bul­let prob­a­bly had been fired sky­ward, like fire­works.

It’s il­le­gal to dis­charge a weapon within Ham­mond’s city lim­its.

The case re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. ●●●

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