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Pharr man hospitalized after being struck by stray bullet on New Year’s Day

Pharr man hospitalized after being struck by stray bullet on New Year’s Day
5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago Tuesday, January 02 2024 Jan 2, 2024 January 02, 2024 11:14 PM January 02, 2024 in News - Local
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A Pharr man was hospitalized early Monday morning after he was hit by a stray bullet, according to a city spokesperson.

The unidentified man was struck by the bullet in south Pharr at around 12:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day, according to city spokesman Michael Martinez.

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The man hospitalized with minor injuries, Martinez added.

Monday’s shooting marks the second report of an individual struck by celebratory gunfire during the New Year’s holiday.

A woman was hit by a 9mm projectile while underneath a carport at the 4200 block of north Salinas Street in Edinburg, according to a news release.

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A total of 10 celebratory gunfire incidents have been reported across the Rio Grande Valley.

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