Fifth graders in Durham are urging residents not to shoot guns into the air as part of the New Year’s Celebration. They created a billboard, “Have fun but don’t shoot a gun.” On the To-Do list is: throw confetti, light sparklers, go dancing, and throw a party.
In Winston-Salem, Police say celebratory gunshots are a problem on New Year’s Eve as well. Firing a gun in the city is illegal. If a bullet is traced back to the firearm, the owner can be criminally charged.
WSPD tell News 2 that over the years, stray bullets have ended up in everything from cars to houses, often breaking through windows.
Typically, reports come in on New Year’s Day of bullets and bullet holes. The reports reflect the high number of shots fired calls from the night before.
Source: Liz Crawford for Digitriad.