Firing Guns in City to Celebrate Is Deadly!
On Wednesday, January 8th, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a 45-year-old male for firing his handgun outside his apartment in the 8700 block of Park Town Drive to celebrate New Years’, based upon a video of himself doing it which he posted on a social media website. Not only is firing a gun like that illegal, it’s incredibly dangerous in a congested urban area. Indeed, at 12:01 am on Wednesday, January 1st, a 61-year-old Houston woman, who was a nursing leader and mentor at the Menninger Clinic, was killed while standing just outside her home when a bullet fired by someone just like this man fell out of the sky and hit her in the skull. As of yet, there is no indication that the two events are related, but they sure could be.
This isn’t the Old West or some remote area of rural Texas where a falling bullet has a small chance of hurting or killing something. We are a city of over 4 million people, living close to each other. And, all our citizens deserve to celebrate holidays in a safe way without being concerned that a selfish idiot has fired a bullet into the air which is about to injure or kill them.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in such an incident, please consider calling us. We have extensive resources to investigate and hold irresponsible people accountable for the harm they cause.