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Elderly woman hit by New Year's bullet

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An elderly woman sitting in her den at midnight on New Year's Eve was struck in the foot by a bullet fragment.

The 74-year-old Gardena woman heard glass breaking and felt the metal piece hit her foot.

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say it didn't break the skin and she declined treatment.

The Sheriff's Department says in a news release Wednesday that it was one of 94 reported incidents of celebratory gunfire from 8 p.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The department provides police services in 130 unincorporated communities and about half of the county's 88 cities.

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