Man Struck By Falling Bullet on New Year's Eve

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Don't say we didn't warn you.

Despite almost embarrassing amounts of public outreach to remind Miamians not to shoot their guns off into the air every time they see fireworks, a man was struck by a falling bullet on New Year's Eve.

According to CBS Miami, the incident occurred on Northwest 25th Avenue and Northwest 32nd Street. The victim was struck by a falling bullet, but luckily avoided major tragedy. He was merely grazed in the shoulder.

"We had a lot of friends and family in my yard and fireworks were being fired off," Randy Ruiz, the homeowner who was hosting the party the victim was attending, told the station. "Just after midnight, one of the guests complained of blood on his shirt. So we quickly ran over to see what was going on and saw there was blood on his left arm."

There is another unconfirmed report of a stray bullet hitting a man near Northwest Second Avenue and 71st Street.

Luckily, unlike in year's past, it appears no one was seriously injured and no children were involved.

But, you guys, seriously: STOP FIRING YOUR GUNS INTO THE AIR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE AND THE FOURTH OF JULY. JEEZ.

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8 comments
Steve Klare
Steve Klare

AS Forest Gump says Stupid is a Stupid Does..

Rob Arcelo
Rob Arcelo

this is why we cant have nice things

Dicky Bobby Perez
Dicky Bobby Perez

Idk maybe ammunition stores and business that sell ammunition should focus on selling blanks for the holidays. Granted i dont think shooting off your pistol as a form of celebration is a great idea, but if you must,BUY BLANKS! same effects less the injury.

Chad Bernstein
Chad Bernstein

this one may have made the paper but it also happened to Ted Zimmerman in the Grove

Aleric Constantin
Aleric Constantin

I was shot on New years 14 years ago....Sucks this shit happens

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