Woman hit by New Year's celebratory gunfire at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted Friday, January 2, 2015 9:13 AM | Contributed by Red Garter Rob

A 20-year-old woman attending a fireworks show was hit by a stray bullet likely from celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve, Tampa Police said. Police said the bullet likely came from someone shooting a gun into the air outside of Busch Gardens and may have traveled a mile or so before coming down where it hit her.

Read more and see video from WFLA/Tampa.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 11:09 AM

It was probably a NASCAR fan.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 10:02 AM

Nah, I think this one was from the One-Niners....oh wait...wrong coast.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 11:20 AM

Celebratory gunfire? Your country mystifies me sometimes.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 11:52 AM

The firing of guns into the air on New Years Eve was completely foreign to me until I moved to San Diego. Apparently it's a tradition that came from south of the border. Drives the local law enforcement crazy. It's not unusual for them to have several of these calls on NYE here.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 3:47 PM

Rick_UK said:

Celebratory gunfire? Your country mystifies me sometimes.

Mystifies quite a large percentage of US, too...

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Monday, January 5, 2015 4:04 PM

Certainly mystifies me. "I'll shoot this small projectile into the air so that it can plummet to Earth somewhere." How is that fun? What's the point?

I watched an episode of "CSI:" years ago where someone shot a bullet into the air and it came down and killed someone.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 4:11 PM

Quite frankly, I'm mystified as to why anyone wouldn't want to wildly shoot a gun into the air.

I'm a little disappointed that the practice is reserved for celebratory purposes.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 7:16 PM

Me too! Sounds like noisy, home-spun fun!

Truthfully, here in south-end Columbus, New Years is a good night to find a room deep in the middle of the house and stay there. Fourth of July too, for that matter.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 7:39 PM

Sorry for getting all Piers Morgan on your arses

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:18 PM

Speak American! ;)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:21 PM

Spoken like a true NASCAR fan.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:38 AM

Seeing how I was at the park earlier that day, and having seen what the surrounding neighborhood looks like these days.

I doubt it was a NASCAR fan in that neighborHOOD.

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