New Year’s Gunfire: 93 Incidents of Discharging Firearms Reported

One woman was injured in Los Angeles County as a result of gunfire that rang in the new year. Did you hear any gunshots in your neighborhood?

Despite local law enforcement warnings against celebratory New Year’s Eve gunfire that can lead to injury and death, several instances were reported in Los Angeles County in an eight-hour period and one woman was injured.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that 93 incidents of discharging firearms were reported from Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 4 a.m.

Of the reported incidents, a 74-year-old woman from Gardena was slightly injured when a bullet broke through her den window and struck her left foot around midnight on Tuesday. A bullet fragment did not penetrate her skin and was found in her den.

At least one call of gunfire was reported to Glendora Police on New Year's Eve at 10:40 p.m. in the 300 block of E. Claraday. Police were unable to locate any evidence of gunfire. Glendora Police also received several reports of fireworks that night.

Did you hear any gunshots on New Year’s Day around midnight in your neighbrohood? What do you think of the number of gunfire incidents reported this New Year’s?


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