The Omaha Police Department says firing a gun into the air anytime, including to ring in 2023 Saturday night, is dangerous.
They say a bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land at some location, and the risks are significant for injury or death.
The Omaha Police Command say the officers and the City of Omaha are committed to a policy of zero tolerance of illegal gun use and the initiative to combat gun violence.
The department says discharging a firearm within the city limits is not only illegal, but potentially deadly, and any violators will be arrested.
Omaha Police say celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the Holiday Season.
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