Stray bullets fall in St. Petersburg, injuring one during 4th of July celebrations

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - St. Petersburg police say there were at least two incidents of stray bullets falling during the 4th of July holiday celebrations and one person was injured.

St. Petersburg police say Robert Anthony Turner, 38, was walking down the street in the area of 10th Avenue South and 16th Street around 10 p.m. Thursday night when he grazed by a bullet. He had cuts on his neck and right eyebrow and was transported to Bayfront Medical Center.

Turner told police he was struck by something that came from the sky. The bullet was not recovered but his injuries were consistent with a bullet, said St. Petersburg Police spokesman Mike Puetz. Turner was treated and released from the hospital.

Three miles away at a home on 11th Avenue North, police say Susan Tuttle found a bullet embedded in her coffee table and a hole in her roof. Tuttle told police she thought she heard someone fire a gun on the 4th of July and found the bullet and hole Friday afternoon.

She was not injured.

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