Man Accused of Shooting at Boys Who Were Setting Off Fireworks

July 9, 2012 Updated Jul 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM EDT

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Man Accused of Shooting at Boys Who Were Setting Off Fireworks

July 9, 2012 Updated Jul 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM EDT

Fireworks apparently led to gunshots in St. Louis last week.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a 56-year-old man is facing multiple charges for allegedly shooting a gun at a group of three boys he believed were shooting off fireworks last Thursday. An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized after being shot on the left side of his body, according to the Post-Dispatch report.

The man is charged with three counts of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action, according to the Post-Dispatch story.

Read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story HERE.