Ohio police warn against celebratory gunfire


CLEVELAND (AP) – The cities of Columbus and Cleveland are again using billboards to remind people of the dangers of firing guns into the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Clear Channel Outdoor is donating billboard space for the warnings that began running Monday in various locations in both cities.

People around the country every year are killed and injured by falling bullets that have been fired into the sky. A bullet fired into the air can reach a speed of 300 feet per second as it falls, enough to penetrate skin and skulls.

Police also warn against the dangers of celebrating New Year’s Eve with home fireworks displays.

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