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Wayne Girl, 15, Struck by Stray Bullet During Fourth of July Gathering in Bloomingdale

By kcora on
Bloomingdale New Jersey

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a shooter that injured a 15-year-old Wayne girl on Fourth of July in Bloomingdale.

Police responded to a Morse Lakes home sometime around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, for a report of a 15-year-old girl who had been struck by an unknown object.

Upon arrival, officers found the girl -accompanied by family members -alert and conscious, but bleeding from her head. 

The victim, with a bullet lodged in her head, was quickly transported to  transported to Chilton Medical Center Saturday night for treatment and released.

After investigating, police determined the the teen was with relatives sitting under a makeshift tarp when she was  struck by what is being described as a stray bullet. 

Police are asking that if anyone in the area around that time happened to hear anything that sounded like a fireworks or a gun shot to contact police. Anyone who may have witnesses or know of anyone firing off a gun between that time should also contact police at 973-838-0158.