New Year's celebration gunfire hits Ga. cop car

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 7:34 AM
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ALBANY, Ga. — Police in Albany say an unoccupied cruiser was struck by a falling bullet that was likely fired by a New Year’s reveler.

WALB-TV reports the first of 21 calls for shots fired during the New Year’s celebration involved a falling bullet that landed on the windshield of a police car at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say the falling bullet damaged the windshield, but the officer was not injured.

Police say they urged citizens to refrain from taking part in celebratory gunfire — which is the act of pointing a gun skyward and firing shots into the air.

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LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 01/03/13 - 08:57 am
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Idiots

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/03/13 - 09:01 am
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AND

we have many of them!

Georgialina
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Georgialina 01/03/13 - 09:53 am
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Stupid

How can people be this dumb and still survive? If you shoot a gun into the air, what do you think happens to the bullet? It is not going into outer space and float away. Remember Sir Issac Newton and a little thing called gravity? How do these people dress themselves in the mornings?

griff6035
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griff6035 01/03/13 - 10:17 am
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Idiots

This person most likely came from a country that celebrates the new year in this manner, stupid stupid stupid!

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/03/13 - 10:48 am
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If in doubt See

http://mythbustersresults.com/episode50

QUOTING
This was busted, plausible & confirmed
"In the case of a bullet fired at a precisely vertical angle (something extremely difficult for a human being to duplicate), the bullet would tumble, lose its spin, and fall at a much slower speed due to terminal velocity and is therefore rendered less than lethal on impact. However, if a bullet is fired upward at a non-vertical angle (a far more probable possibility), it will maintain its spin and will reach a high enough speed to be lethal on impact. Because of this potentiality, firing a gun into the air is illegal in most states, and even in the states that it is legal, it is not recommended by the police. Also the MythBusters were able to identify two people who had been injured by falling bullets, one of them fatally injured. To date, this is the only myth to receive all three ratings at the same time."

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oneofthesane 01/03/13 - 11:08 am
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The gunfire on New Year's in Richmond County

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was so ridiculous! From 10pm-3am to many gun shots heard. Does anybody believe in the party horn anymore? Geez! I don't get the point of shooting a gun in the air as a symbol of celebration.

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itsanotherday1 01/03/13 - 01:57 pm
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" I don't get the point of

" I don't get the point of shooting a gun in the air as a symbol of celebration."

Watched too many westerns I guess..

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