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Police sound alarm against ‘celebratory gunfire’ on New Year’s Eve :: WRAL.com


— The morning ahead of #New #Year’s #Eve, police across the #Triangle are sounding the alarm about ‘celebratory gunfire.’

#This year, innocent bystanders have been hit and killed by celebratory gunfire, especially on holidays when fireworks can mask the sound of gunshots.

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#While #New #Year’s #Eve is different this year – you won’t see the streets flooded with thousands of people, and many celebrations are canceled – police are still sending a message about safety while ringing in the new year.

#This week, #Raleigh #Police tweeted this message about celebratory gunfire, reminding people that discharging any type of firearm is illegal.

The #Orange #County #Sheriff’s department shared a similar message.

#Last #December, police also issued a warning against celebratory gunfire. #However, at #First #Night in #Raleigh, a UNC student named #Kaitlyn #Kong was seriously injured when shots were fired into the air.

#Tragedy struck again on the #Fourth of #July, when a #Durham grandmother was killed when she was struck by celebratory gunfire while walking home.

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#Kong survived her injuries and had a message for the community on the anniversary of the day she was struck by that stray bullet.

“I’m not as frustrated as I am just hopeful that they won’t do it again,” she said.

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#You can be criminally charged if a bullet hit someone or damages property.

#Law enforcement are also warning people about drinking and driving if traveling from one private celebration to another.​



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