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Man shot in celebratory shooting during Astros win: Texas cops

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A man was shot in the head in Houston, Texas while watching an Astros game.  The police believe that he was injured by a celebratory shooting.

A man was shot in the head in Houston, Texas while watching an Astros game. The police believe that he was injured by a celebratory shooting.

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A Texas man was watching a Houston Astros game with his family when he was shot in the back of the head, police told news outlets.

Police officers responded to a report of a shooting at an east Houston home around 10:20 p.m. on Nov. 5, the Houston Chronicle reported, just moments after the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series in Game 6.

The victim was outside with his family when he suddenly felt something to hit on the head “like a hammer“, the police informed KRIV. The bullet hit him.

No one heard the shots, and it’s unclear where the bullet came from, police told the Chronicle.

Given the circumstances, investigators believe the man was likely injured by celebratory shootingreported to HOU.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, police told news outlets.

Festive shooting is illegal across the US, McClatchy News previously reported. Bullets fired into the air – whether to celebrate the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve or a professional baseball team’s victory – fly back to the ground with enough speed to injure and kill unlucky bystanders.

Despite efforts by law enforcement and community leaders to stamp out dangerous behavior, it continues.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the central US for McClatchy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an outdoor enthusiast who lives in Texas.

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