Houston 12-year-old injured by celebratory gunfire on New Year's

Monday, January 2, 2023
Eyewitness News at 10pm - January 1, 2023
Eyewitness News at 10pm - January 1, 2023

HOUSTON, Texas -- Despite warnings about the dangers, some Houstonians still shot weapons into the sky as a way to ring in the new year.

HPD Chief Troy Finner says five people were arrested for illegally firing guns inside city limits.

In one instance, it hurt a 12-year-old when she was grazed on her neck by a stray bullet. The incident took place at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Bellfort near Fondren.

The girl was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.

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Police ask for anyone with information about the gunfire to call HPD Major Assaults at 713-308-8800 or to provide an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.