Police: Illegal firework hits, injures 13-year-old boy in New York

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DEER PARK, N.Y. — 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, New York neighborhood late Sunday night, according to police.

Authorities said the teens were setting off the fireworks in Deer Park just before 11 p.m. when a 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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