SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – A man suffered major injuries to the stomach and legs from the use of fireworks on Saturday night, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced on Sunday.
Authorities said the injuries were initially reported to law enforcement as those caused by a shotgun.READ MORE: CAISO Cautiously Optimistic Lights Will Stay On, But Rolling Blackouts Still Possible This Summer
Investigators said they determined firework use was the cause and the injuries were in the victim’s lower stomach and upper thighs.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
The sheriff’s office said there were over 770 incidents on the Fourth of July, with over 220 calls being related to fireworks.
“There was an unrelenting display of mortar-style fireworks across the entire county,” the agency said in a Facebook post.MORE NEWS: Sacramento County Man Suspected Of Selling Illegal Fireworks Arrested
The agency said patrols will continue to be out in force as firework use tends to continue even after the holiday.