Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at 1:10 pm  |  9 responses

Florida Teenager Hit By Celebratory Gunfire After Game 7

One of the worst aspects of a professional sports franchise winning a championship is there’s generally multiple incidents like this in the time immediately thereafter—fortunately, 15-year-old Brandon Reid will be OK after what took place Thursday night. Via the AP: “A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Reid says he was watching Miami Heat basketball players celebrate their world championship Thursday when a bullet came through his mother’s sliding glass door and grazed his skull under the ear. … Police say they think the bullet came from celebratory gunfire prompted by the Heat’s win. South Florida authorities routinely warn people about the dangers of firing into the air to celebrate holidays or other occasions. Reid is from the Atlanta area and was visiting his mother in Miramar. His doctors say he’ll make a full recovery.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    i never understood the point of celebrating by shooting guns. every new years in LA they have to tell people not to shoot guns for the sake of shooting

  • trent

    Why is there celebratory gun fire in the first place?

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  • Russell J

    In Iraq weddings are celebrated by firing semi automatic weapons in the air….think about that. Those rounds land somewhere.

  • Caboose

    That is absolutely not true. Know where that happens? Rural Alabama.

  • TRUF

    Because ammo is cheaper than fireworks.

  • Ugh

    That IS absolutely true, actually. Been there and seen it. Happens in Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, too.

  • Ugh

    Clearly they need to put trained and armed schoolteachers in the streets to ensure the children’s safety. That will stop tragic incidents like this happening.

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