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MPD Warns Against Celebrating the New Year with Gunfire

New Year's Eve is approaching, and the Mobile Police Department would like to remind citizens about the dangers of discharging firearms into the air during celebrations. Celebratory gunfire is a danger to property and human life.

Bullets that are fired into the air can travel great distances and cause significant amounts of property damage to vehicles, homes and countless other items. Along with property damage, stray bullets can randomly hit a person and cause bodily injury or death.   

Citizens are urged to contact the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211 if they observe someone firing a gun into the air. Individuals arrested for a stray bullet that strikes someone’s property or injures another person could be charged with a felony.

For inquiries contact MPD Public Affairs Office

Contact Phone #: 251-208-1918 Contact Email:

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