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Okmulgee Girl Struck By Stray Bullet On July 4 Also Suffered Broken Rib

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Little Adrian Vincent was hit by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July. Little Adrian Vincent was hit by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July.
Her parents saw X-rays Monday that show the bullet that narrowly missed her vital organs. Her parents saw X-rays Monday that show the bullet that narrowly missed her vital organs.
"That was a little hole and that's a really big piece of metal," said her mother, Amanda Vincent. "That was a little hole and that's a really big piece of metal," said her mother, Amanda Vincent.
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma -

A Green Country girl celebrated her birthday with a bullet inside her. Adrian Vincent just turned 4, but is having more hospital visits than birthday parties.

Little Adrian Vincent was hit by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July. Her parents saw X-rays Monday that show the bullet that narrowly missed her vital organs.

"That was a little hole and that's a really big piece of metal," said her mother, Amanda Vincent.

The 4-year-old has been living with the bullet inside her since Thursday, when she was struck during the Okmulgee fireworks show. She spent the night in the hospital, but had to make another trip after she couldn't feel her arm.

7/5/2013 Related Story: Police: Toddler Struck By Falling Bullet In Okmulgee On July 4

"She just stops using her arm and she just wants to lay around and she's anti-social," Amanda said.

Her father, Josh Vincent, said, "I was just shocked. I was more worried than anything. Just--not again."

Getting ice cream was the first priority after she got out of the hospital Monday, after learning Adrian had also suffered a fractured rib.

"You've got to get out. You got to not try to live in fear of the world, but you got to--if she wants ice cream, you know, we're going to get her ice cream," Josh said.

But now the attention turns to the shooting investigation, where police are still looking for a shooting suspect.

7/6/2013 Related Story: Okmulgee Police Find Shell Casing Near Where Girl Was Hit At Fireworks Show

"I just want to know, Why, why you were shooting a gun into the air?' That's the kind of harm that can come of it," Josh said.

"Knowing that it actually hit her rib and fractured it means it came even closer to hurting her more than she already is--a lot closer to losing her. [It] hits home a little bit harder," Amanda said.

Okmulgee Police are still investigating two leads in the shooting. One focuses on a shell casing found four to five blocks away from the fireworks show.

The other has to do with claims made by a man on Facebook, saying he shot into the air that night. Police say that claim was made up.

The parents say doctors plan to leave the bullet in her shoulder.

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