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IMPD warns dangers of firing weapons into the air on New Year's Eve

IMPD warns dangers of firing weapons into the air on New Year's Eve
Posted at 2:49 PM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-31 15:26:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS – As many are making plans to celebrate the New Year, Indianapolis police reminds of the dangers associated with shooting a weapon into the air.

IMPD said this act is not only dangerous, it is illegal, as a bullet fired into the air can ascend a mile or more and can fall at a rate of 300 to 500 feet per second.

Those arrested for firing a weapon could face six months to two-and-a-half years in jail, with a potential fine of up to $10,000.

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