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Boy hurt at Qualcomm fireworks show

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Over the weekend, a mishap at the Aztecs' homecoming game sent fireworks shooting into the crowd, injuring several people, including an 11-year-old boy.

According to several witnesses, Saturday night's Aztec homecoming firework show at Qualcomm didn't go according to plan. They say a firework launcher threw an errant shell in the stands.

"From what we understand, our clients were simply sitting in the stands. It's possible one of the firework launchers caught on fire. Something may have tilted over, one of the rockets became an errant missile and went into this boy's torso," attorney Robert Cartwright said.

Cartwright is representing that boy and his family. He says after the boy was struck, his sweatshirt then caught fire. They were able to get the flames out quickly, but not before the boy was burned. That boy went to the stadium's medical center, and the next day followed up with a medical facility in Orange County.

"He's an 11-year-old boy, hopefully he'll tough this out, but he does have burns. Burns are some of the most painful injuries, someone can have, some small second-degree burns. We don't believe he has third-degree burns. Time will tell. He does have some blistering," Cartwright said.

Cartwright says the company that put the show on is Pryo Spectacular, a Southern California company, and added they have had several mishaps in the past. The family isn't sure if they're going to sue, but want to make sure this never happens again.

"They want to make sure that steps are taken to make sure this never happens to another family," he said.

CBS News 8 reached out to Pryo Spectacular as well as San Diego State to see if they would like to comment on our story. But so far, we have not heard back.

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