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Bullet Goes Through Columbus Home During Celebratory Gunfire
COLUMBUS -- A Columbus family said they must repair their home because their neighbors started 2014 with a bang.
Despite the city's campaign to stop celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve, officers received hundreds of reports about people shooting guns into the air. The calls came from across the city, including Marion Village, the Hilltop and near Bexley.
One couple said they heard a storm of bullets being shot just past their backdoor, not far from where their six-month-old daughter was sleeping.
"It really freaked me out because there were so many, I mean hundreds, of gunshots," Dan Petty said.
He said he was worried a bullet would come through the window and into the child's bedroom. While that fear was not realized, a bullet did go through the kitchen.
"I came straight over here and said, 'Honey, our coffee pot is busted,'" Petty said.
The bullet apparently flew across the kitchen and into an interior wall.
The couple said they hope these dangerous celebratory traditions will change by next year.
"They could land on anybody and kill them," Petty said. "It's ridiculous."