ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg by a stray bullet Saturday while on the field at an Allentown baseball park, authorities said.
The boy was in right field shortly before the IronPigs evening game at Coca-Cola Park when he fell to the ground. It wasn't until the boy received an X-ray at a hospital that it was determined he had been shot, police said.
IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes said that police concluded that someone discharged a gun in the air from within a three-mile radius outside the ballpark.
The X-ray revealed that the boy had a bullet lodged in the back of the knee. He was taken to the trauma unit with an injury not considered life-threatening.
The boy and other children were on the field for a promotional event for the IronPigs' Harry Potter Night when he was struck.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.