SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — It was a close call for a South Chicago Heights 14-year-old boy after a New Year’s bullet grazed him outside his home.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, police in the southern suburb say the boy was outside his mobile home in the 3000 block of Forest Preserve Drive shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, when a bullet hit the trailer’s aluminum awning, ricocheted off the home’s window frame, and hit the boy.

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Detective Jake Kozinski tells the SouthtownStar that oftentimes, bullets shot in the air on New Year’s Eve could come down somewhere else. He added that the boy was pretty lucky.

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Kozinski told the SouthtownStar the bullet bounced off the boy’s leg, and left a red mark. It is not known who fired the gun.

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LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports