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Celebratory gunfire hits man in South LA home

January 1, 2012 12:53:38 AM PST
A man inside his home in South Los Angeles was injured by celebratory gunfire that came through his roof on New Year's Eve.

Authorities said around midnight, the victim was sitting in a back room in his house in the 600 block of East 113th Street when he was hit in the leg from a falling bullet. The bullet entered through the roof and grazed the man's leg.

No shooter has been found, and no suspect information was available.

For years, celebratory gunfire has been a problem in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Over the years, a few people have been killed.

Anyone caught unlawfully discharging a gun can be booked for a felony.

City News Service contributed to this report.