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.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 11:09 AM

It was probably a NASCAR fan.

Monday, January 5, 2015 10:02 AM

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

Monday, January 5, 2015 11:20 AM

Celebratory gunfire? Your country mystifies me sometimes.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 7:39 PM

Sorry for getting all Piers Morgan on your arses

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:18 PM

Speak American! ;)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:21 PM

Spoken like a true NASCAR fan.

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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