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ECSO reminds people to be safe going into the New Year

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A big problem happens every New Year's: people shooting guns into the air to celebrate the beginning of a new year.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office would like to remind people that if you shoot a gun off into the air, you never know where the bullet will come down.

They have seen innocent people wounded over the years as a result of people firing guns into the air.

"Back just a few years ago we had somebody who was firing a weapon in the air and we had the bullet come down and went through this man's roof and into his leg," said Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor. "He had to have surgery. It's one of those things where what goes up must come down."

They have seen a decrease in these cases, but the Sheriff's Office would still like to remind people to not shoot guns into the air.

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