Awesome job, everyone.
None hurt by falling bullets for third consecutive New Year’s Eve | NOLA.com.
I did a little research to see where the tradition of celebratory gunfire comes from, but unfortunately, nothing popped up. Here are some articles that mention it as being a widespread phenomenon throughout the US that make some mentions of the activity in New Orleans.
Other places weren’t so lucky this year, it appears.
- Celebratory gunfire critically wounds Fla. boy, 12 (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Celebratory gunfire wounds Florida boy (cnn.com)
- Miami Officials: No Celebratory Gunfire On New Year’s Eve (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Celebratory gunfire hits man in South LA home (abclocal.go.com)