Stray Bullet Hits Woman During Fireworks

By CNN

Published 07/08 2014 11:34AM

Updated 07/08 2014 11:48AM

KMOV - (ST. LOUIS)  A St. Louis woman was shot in the face this weekend while celebrating Independence Day.

Jan Brewer says she thought she was hit by a firework, but an x-ray confirmed she had a bullet lodged in her cheek.

"I'm just thankful to be here, because one inch up it would have taken my eye out," she said. "It hit the bone and lodge in the side of my face."

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, but have not yet determined who fired the stray bullet.

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