- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man says he was injured early New Year’s Day by a stray bullet.

KNXV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1NWC09H) that the man told Phoenix police that he was standing in the backyard of his home near 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road around 3:30 a.m. Friday when the incident occurred.

The man says a bullet fell from the sky and hit him.

However, he was able to transport himself to the hospital and his injuries were not life-threatening.

Police have not made any arrests.

In Arizona, randomly firing a gun into the air is a felony under Shannon’s Law.

The law is named for 14-year-old Shannon Smith, who was killed by a randomly fired bullet while standing in the yard of her Phoenix home in 1999.


Information from: KNXV-TV, https://www.abc15.com

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