Renowned entertainer Pitbull is joining Miami officials to bring attention to their July 4th anti-gun campaign. The effort hopes to bring awareness to the danger of celebratory gunfire on Independence Day.
Pitbull has taken part since 2010 and in 2011 a little girl was hit by a falling bullet in Fresno, California.
“We didn’t hear no gunshots, we just started hearing her cry,” said Pablo Mendez at the time, who was setting off fireworks in his family’s driveway on the Fourth of July with a group of kids, including the 11–year–old named Sandra, who came to the home with a family friend.
“A bullet can land as far as a mile away if shot up into the air, and you may not even hear the gunfire but you can probably hear a bullet crashing through your window, crashing through your ceiling,” said Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa to WSVN in Miami.
“Bullets that go up have to come down, and they sometimes come down on people,” said former Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito.