Police in Allentown are asking the public for information after a 10-year-old boy collapsed at a Minor League Baseball game from what appeared to be a bullet lodged in his knee.
The boy was attending a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game at Coca-Cola Park around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he collapsed to the ground, Allentown Police Department Capt. John Hill said in a press release. When people started attending to him, they noticed blood was seeping through his shorts.
The boy's parents rushed him to a hospital, where an X-ray revealed what appeared to be a bullet lodged in the back of his knee, Hill said. The boy was transferred to a trauma hospital for treatment, though his injury appeared to be non-life threatening.
No one heard any shots coming from inside the stadium, nor was there any other indication that a gun went off inside the ballpark, Hill said. Officers also couldn't find any evidence of a shooting outside the stadium.
"This is a really freakish accident that was well outside of our control," Joe Finley, the co-owner of the Iron Pigs, told NBC10. "We regret it. We're obviously sorry it happened. Most importantly, we want to see that young boy have a full recovery."
Police are still investigating how the bullet ended up inside the boy's knee, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Allentown Police Department.