Boy Shot in Head Walking to see Fireworks

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MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (WTVR) –  A seven-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head outside a restaurant in Virginia on Thursday evening.

The boy was there with his father to watch some nearby fireworks.  He was shot while walking in the parking lot.

Police said it is unlikely the shot was intentionally fired at the boy, and that someone was possibly recklessly firing the gun to celebrate the 4th of July.  They don’t know who fired the gun at this point.

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