TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - As the new year approaches, authorities are warning against firing guns in the air at the stroke of midnight.
Celebratory gunfire is a problem most common on holidays like New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July.
In Arizona, Shannon’s Law makes that a felony.
The law is named after 14-year-old Shannon Smith, a Phoenix girl killed by a stray bullet in 1999.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said they investigate each incident on a case-by-case basis.
Celebratory gunfire can lead to property damage, injury or death.
The PCSD asks the community to come forward if they hear gunshots in their neighborhood.