18-year-old Wayne Moore of Mobile, Alabama was lying in bed New Year's Eve, watching television when he heard a loud pop and found himself covered in shards of glass. A bullet had just come flying through his window. Fortunately, Wayne was not injured. Police believe the bullet came from the gun of someone shooting in the air to celebrate the New Year.
Mobile is plagued by residents who continue to shoot guns in the air on New Year's, even though police issue reminders that falling bullets can be deadly. Last year a 7-year-old Mobile girl was struck in the leg by a stray bullet from such gunfire.
Meanwhile, in Lynn, Massachusetts, 55-year-old Cheryl Marino was getting ready for work New Year's Day when a bullet came through her window and hit her in the chest. Police said that prior to the shooting there had been some sort of disturbance outside Cheryl's house, but she was not involved in the incident. Cheryl was taken to a nearby hospital where she is expected to survive.
"I was shaking because this could happen to anybody," commented one of her neighbors.