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MPD: 26% fewer gunfire calls this New Year’s Eve

Montgomery police report a drop in calls this year about illegal gunfire on New Year’s Eve.
Montgomery police report a drop in calls this year about illegal gunfire on New Year’s Eve.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 8:44 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery police reported a drop in calls this year about illegal gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

Capt. Saba Coleman said the call volume dropped 26% percent from last year’s holiday. She said there were 11 reports of gunfire-related property damage.

None of these calls resulted in arrests or citations.

Celebratory gunfire is illegal in Montgomery. The police department was offering a $500 reward for reports that led to arrests.

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