Sunday, January 4, 2015

Man struck and killed by stray bullet while watching fireworks on New Year's Eve

43-year-old Javier Rivera, of Houston, Texas was standing in his driveway with his wife, watching neighborhood fireworks when he was struck by a stray bullet.  Rivera, who was struck in the head, died at the scene.

Police think that Javier was struck by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire. They say the shot could have been fired up to a mile away.  Police are trying to determine who fired the shot.

In addition to his wife Javier is survived by three children.

Other reports of damage from celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve include a woman in Tampa, FL who was hit in the leg by a stray bullet while waiting for a fireworks display, a woman in Atlanta, Georgia who was shot when a bullet came through the ceiling of her home, and a man in St. Louis, Missouri who was grazed by a bullet that come through his wall.


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