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An 18-year-old is dead after a firework reportedly exploded in Brooklyn Park early Fourth of July morning. 

Brooklyn Park Police Department says it received a report at 1:30 a.m. of a "firework that had exploded in an individual's face" at a park on the 9800 block of Fallgold Parkway North. 

The 18-year-old was found by police at the scene with "severe wounds to his hands and face," and officers arrived to see the victim's friend performing CPR. 

Officers continued life-saving efforts before the 18-year-old was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The victim's identity has not been released. 

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