Cleveland police warn against ‘celebratory gunfire’ on New Year’s Eve
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is issuing a reminder for New Year’s Eve: What goes up, must come down.
Shooting guns to celebrate the beginning of a new year in densely-populated areas like Cleveland can be devastating, police said.
“The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away,” the division said in a news release on Wednesday.
It is also illegal to discharge a firearm in the city of Cleveland. Officers will be patrolling neighborhoods on New Year’s Eve.