City of Cleveland warns against celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve

CLEVELAND– The city of Cleveland is reminding residents not to celebrate the new year by firing guns.

Celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve or any other holiday is illegal and dangerous.

“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, causing injury or death,” the city said in a news release on Friday.

It’s also illegal to possess and use fireworks without a permit.

Officers will be on duty and patrolling neighborhoods throughout the city of Cleveland.