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Man hit by bullet during fireworks show in downtown Nashville

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A man was hit by a bullet in downtown Nashville while watching the fireworks on Tuesday night.

The victim was shot near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway around 9:40 p.m.

The victim, 48-year-old Paul Lickteig of Plymouth, MI, said he was watching the fireworks when he felt something hit his chest. He then noticed blood on his chest.

Doctors said the bullet fell from the sky and hit Lickteig. He was treated and released Wednesday morning.

Lickteig and his wife said they did not hear a gunshot or see anyone with a weapon. Surveillance cameras also do not show any evidence of gunfire.

Police believe celebratory gunfire may be to blame. They say the gun could have been fired into the air from many blocks away.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police.

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