Jan Brewer: St. Louis woman shot in face by stray bullet during fireworks celebration

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. - A St. Louis woman was shot in the face this weekend while celebrating Independence Day.

The victim, Jan Brewer, says she thought she was hit by a firework, but an X-ray confirmed she had a bullet lodged in her cheek.

"I just felt this baseball bat type thing hit me in the face," said Brewer.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, but have not determined who fired the stray bullet.

Brewer and her husband say no one in the area was using any guns and the bullet likely came from far away, where it was possibly shot into the air to celebrate the Fourth of July.

“I’m just thankful to be here,” Brewer said. “Because one inch up and it would have taken my eye out. One inch lower it would have hit my throat. But it hit the bone and lodged in the side of my face.”

Brewer isn't the only person hurt while celebrating Independence Day.  A total of 17 people were treated for firework-related injuries in St. Louis.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource