When ringing in 2015, don’t shoot.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis is urging the public not to fire guns into the air recklessly as the clock strikes midnight.
“Every year we hear that someone has been injured or killed by celebratory gunfire,” Davis said in a news release. “Randomly shooting a gun into the air is dangerous and illegal.”
Firing a weapon 50 yards from a public street or highway also is against the law.
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A bullet can travel about 219 mph before reaching the ground, the release stated, which could lead to loss of life, injury or damage to property.
“It can lead to immense tragedy,” Davis said. “Be responsible. Don’t let firearms join your New Year’s party.”
Anyone who hears gunfire or sees anything suspicious should call 911.