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CCPD Warns People Against Celebratory Gunfire

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Not only will law enforcement be on the lookout for folks celebrating the New Year with fireworks, but they will also be looking out for anyone firing a gun into the air.

The Corpus Christi Police Department said it is not only unsafe, but it is also highly illegal. Anybody that is caught celebrating by shooting a gun into the air will have their firearm seized, and will be hauled off to the criminal detention center.

Remember that what goes up, must come down, and the CCPD does not want anyone to get hurt.

"Sometimes we do get it, where we get called to damaged property. Vehicles or houses," CCPD Officer Kirk Stowers said. "And we discover it's from a firearm being discharged."

If you are caught shooting a gun into the air, you will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine not to exceed $4,000.

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