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January 9, 2018 > Woman wounded by stray bullet

Woman wounded by stray bullet

Submitted By San Leandro PD

Just after midnight on Monday, January 1, a San Leandro woman was hit and wounded by a stray bullet while she was in the garden area of her apartment complex on Pacific Avenue.

An investigation by San Leandro Police determined the bullet, which descended from the sky, was likely from a celebratory gunshot marking the new year. The woman was struck in her lower extremity and was treated at the scene by emergency personnel for a minor injury which did not require hospitalization. Police donÕt believe she was the intended target of any criminal activity.

That stray bullet was just one of six celebratory gunfire calls police received over New YearÕs between 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec.31 and 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1.

According to police, most bullets from celebratory gunfire shot into the air land harmlessly or lodge in roofs or other property, but, in areas with high population densities, they warn that there is a likelihood that bullets may strike human beings. Often, these bullets are more than likely to hit the victimÕs head, shoulder, or feet. In this incident.

Even though, New YearÕs Eve has passed, police are reminding citizens that itÕs very important to remember that shooting a gun into the air is illegal and could be considered a felony under the California Penal Code.

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