New Year's Eve warning about 'celebratory' gunfire in south Florida
Incidents have been dangerous in PBC
10:22 PM, Dec 30, 2013
5:26 AM, Dec 31, 2013
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies are warning the public ahead of New Year's Eve revelry; a night which can often include dangerous 'celebratory' gunfire.
Cities such as Delray Beach are attempting to curb these dangerous - potentially deadly - incidents before they begin at the start of 2014. Signs have been posted around the community warning anyone who is even considering firing a weapon in the sky - as well as for those who are celebrating on the ground.
"If you are fearful of going out somewhere, than I would suggest that you don't go," said Michael Cleveland, a Palm Beach County resident. Cleveland's neighborhood has been on the receiving end of 'celebratory' gunfire in years past. "There's too many weapons on the streets," he said.
Delray Beach authorties say anyone caught randomly firing a gun will be arrested. If you see or someone breaking this law, you are asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at
1-(800)-458-TIPS. The callers can remain anonymous and even become eligible for a cash reward if their tip leads to an arrest.