Po­lice chief warns against fir­ing guns to mark 2015

Post-Tribune - - Local - BY LORI CALD­WELL lcald­well@post-trib.com

GARY — Don’t shoot. That’s the mes­sage from Gary po­lice Chief Larry McKin­ley to res­i­dents as they cel­e­brate the open­ing mo­ments of 2015.

While res­i­dents who aim for the sky and shoot may be­lieve it is a harm­less tra- di­tion, McKin­ley warns in a news re­lease that, “Bul­lets fired straight into the air usu­ally fall back and peo­ple can be in­jured, and some­times fa­tally.”

Ad­di­tional po­lice pa­trols will be out Wed­nes­day night and early Thurs­day to re­duce the amount of cel­e­bra­tor gun­fire, the chief said.

“Do not do it. If you do, be ad­vised the Gary po­lice will use all our re­sources to find who you are and to pros­e­cute you,” McKin­ley warned.

While in­jury to oth­ers is the pri­mary rea­son po­lice are con­cerned about the ran­dom gun­fire, McKin­ley noted that bul­lets shot into the air can also dam­age prop­erty.

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