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Teen Survives Stray Bullet After Miami Heat Win

Mark Randall
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A 15-year-old survived a stray bullet to the head as fans celebrated the championship win by the Miami Heat during the NBA finals last Thursday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Miramar police say it was celebratory gunfire that hit the teen, who was struck as he watched the trophy presentation on TV in his mother’s home. Doctors successfully removed the bullet, which they say hit the thickest part of his skull. 

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