Police chief warns against firing guns to mark 2015
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.