What is by far the dumbest, most moronic New Year's celebration ever designed landed a nine year old girl in the hospital early today, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Police say the girl was hit in the butt by a stray bullet as she stood outside her home in the 9200 block of West Alametos watching the downtown fireworks display. Alametos is new I-H 10 and West Avenue on the northwest side.
She was rushed to University Hospital with wounds which are not considered life threatening.
Firing guns into the air to celebrate the New Year has been roundly discredited by police and community leaders, ever since a young child was killed by a stray bullet fired on New Year's back in the early 1990s.
This is the first incident of somebody being struck by a stray bullet fired on New Year's in some time.
Police are investigating, and the person who fired the shot will face serious felony charges.