Police warn against NYE celebratory gunfire

December 31, 2011 6:20:45 AM PST
You could start off the new year in jail if you ring in 2012 with gunfire.

Police are warning people not to fire guns into the air at midnight.

Stray bullets from celebratory gunfire injure people each year, officials say.

Celebratory gunfire is a Class A misdemeanor and carries a punishment of up to a year in prison along with a $4,000 fine.