Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-160

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 4, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Celebratory Gunfire

    The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging individuals to curb celebratory gunfire and encourage everyone to practice safe and responsible gun use.
    • Friday
    • May 4, 2012
    • Time: 3:49 PM
    • Hillsborough County

    Celebratory Gunfire:

    In recognition of certain holidays or events, individuals sometimes shoot guns in the air as a way to celebrate. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is reminding individuals that such practices can prove tragic. Injuries from celebratory gunfire are rare locally, but can result in serious injuries. Individuals need to remember that when a gun is fired in the air, there is no way to determine where that cartridge will come down.

    The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging individuals to curb celebratory gunfire and encourage everyone to practice safe and responsible gun use.
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