PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman was rushed to the hospital after a firecracker reportedly exploded in her hand.

This happened in the 900-block of Eureka Street in the Allentown section of Pittsburgh.

Andre lives across the street. He did not want to give his last name.

“We heard a loud, ‘Boom!’ and we thought it was a shotgun actually,” he said. “Saw a young lady come running out of the house and screaming that somebody help her.”

Andre rushed to help the woman. When he went over to her home, he saw blood everywhere.

“The lady inside was helping the older woman out and I brought her some towels and stuff to help put pressure on and as I went over to give towels, you see the young lady’s hand missing – like it’s missing fingers and everything – like something out of a horror movie,” he said.

Zone 3 police tell KDKA-TV the woman appeared to be intoxicated.

The woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment.

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