Illegal firework hits 13-year-old boy in face on Long Island: police


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DEER PARK, NY — A teenage boy was seriously hurt when he was hit in the face by a firework as a group of teens lit off their own Fourth of July fireworks in a Long Island neighborhood late Sunday night, according to police.

Authorities said the teens were setting off the fireworks on Arcadia Drive in Deer Park just before 11 p.m. when the 13-year-old boy was struck in the face by a mortar-type firework. The boy was rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Suffolk County detectives are now investigating the incident and how the teens got their hands on the illegal fireworks.

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