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No Casualties On New Year’s Eve Due to Stray Bullets

By on January 1, 2016

SAN JUAN – For the fourth New Year’s Eve in a row, nobody on Puerto Rico was struck by bullets falling from the sky during the holiday celebration.

Public Housing Administrator Gabriel López Arrieta expressed joy over the results of the “No stray bullets, Yes Puerto Rico” (“No balas, Sí Puerto Rico”) because no one was injured by stray bullets during New Year’s Eve. He thanked revelers for not shooting guns into the air to celebrate the festivity.

“Today, we welcomed the New Year with happiness and the good news that no one was killed by a stray bullet during the New Year Eve celebration,” he said.

The coordinated efforts of the PHA, the Police Department and other agencies as well as community leaders and public housing boards helped prevent a tragedy, he said in a statement. The PHA launched its campaign against stray bullets focusing its activities in all public housing projects.

“We thanked residents for participating in this initiative and for joining us as spokespersons in the effort to prevent deaths during the end of the year festivity. When we all speak with the same voice, we can show the power of the people,” said López Arrieta.


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