A Durham, North Carolina, woman has died after she was apparently struck by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire Friday night, despite a warning from police this week for New Year’s celebrants to refrain from the practice.

Durham Police released a public service announcement on Wednesday noting the death of 74-year-old Paulette Thorpe on July 4, 2020, when she was killed by a bullet fired in celebration that struck her in the chest while visiting a friend for the holidays. “Celebratory gunfire is illegal, dangerous, and deadly,” the ad says. “Don’t do it.”

Someone did it anyway, police said, and they responded to a cardiac arrest call in the city just before 11 p.m. Why they found, however, was a woman lying in a driveway, critically injured by a gunshot., WRAL reported

First responders began life-saving measures and transported the unnamed woman to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

“Preliminary reports indicate that this incident is likely related to celebratory gunfire,” police said.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

‘You Are a Monster’: 20-year-old Dad Uses Closed Fists to Pummel Newborn, Holds Him Underwater Until Death

A New York man will spend decades behind bars for the senseless…

Ex-nurse RaDonda Vaught breaks down in tears after avoiding jail for killing patient, 75, by giving her the wrong drugs

AN ex-nurse has avoided jail time after killing a 75-year-old patient by…

Johnny Depp And Amber Heard’s Former Marriage Counselor Shares Disturbing Account Of Their Marriage

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s former marriage counselor dropped some major bombshells…

5th Grade Teacher Admitted To Having A “Kill List” Of Students And Colleagues

A 5th grade teacher has been arrested after telling one of her…