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Stockton Warns Against Celebratory Gunfire This New Years

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Stephen Z / Flickr

Guns fired into the air to celebrate the New Year pose a real threat to property and life. Stockton Police see hundreds of calls to report illegal gunfire on that night.

Those bullets falling from the sky can hit the ground at 300 miles an hour.

Stockton Police Community Service Officer Rosie Calderon says officers will use ShotSpotter again this year to locate gunshots quicker.

"When they come down, innocent people can be hit by the bullets, they could be injured, they could be killed, they could damage property such as vehicles, homes," sais Calderon.

The police department says Stockton saw a 38 percent drop in illegal gunfire last New Year's Eve from the year before.

 stocktongun safety

Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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