Police warn against celebratory gun fire after woman is hurt

A woman was grazed by a bullet around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when a bullet went through the roof her Jeep Wrangler at the corner of Rudisill and Calhoun.

Posted: Jul. 5, 2018 9:41 PM
Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 10:40 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Police are warning against celebratory gun fire in the city.

A woman was grazed by a bullet around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when a bullet went through the roof her Jeep Wrangler at the corner of Rudisill and Calhoun.

Police said Kirsten Lansaw was riding with her husband, Travis, after the fireworks show downtown when the incident happened.

The Lansaws said they heard a "loud pop" but didn't know what it was, until they noticed Kirsten was bleeding.

She was taken to the hospital in good condition and released Thursday morning.

Fort Wayne Police Department spokesman Michael Joyner said they get calls of celebratory fire around New Years' and Independence Day.

"The issue is it is a very reckless and irresponsible thing to do," he said. Think about this, what if this was an infant in a car seat an infant that hasn't quite developed."

Anyone who shoots a gun into the air.

Around the same time, Brian C. Williams was arrested accused of firing a gun in the air on the 800 block of Oaklawn Court.

"What goes up, must come down. You've got to remember these rounds don't have eyes. They are going to land somewhere," Joyner said.

Joyner said if you would like to celebrate with a bang, use fireworks instead.

You can shoot them off through Monday from 5 p.m. until around 11 p.m.

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