Despite a campaign from local authorities and a stern, profanity-ridden warning from Riptide, someone out there still decided it was a good idea to shoot his or her gun into the air during the Fourth of July. However, what goes up must come down, and the bullets hit two revelers outside the fancy Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, of all places in Miami-Dade County.
>After a six-year hiatus, the Biltmore once again decided to hold their annual fireworks brouhaha, and wouldn't you know it, things turned tragic.
Anaid Romero was one of the victims hurt by the falling bullets.The bullet pierced her forearm, but luckily missed muscle and arteries.
"I just felt something wet on me and I looked down and I had blood everywhere," Romero tells NBC Miami. "I stood up right away because I thought something was hitting me."
An unidentified older man was also hit by the falling bullets, and was hit in his hand between his thumb and index figure. Several cars around the Biltmore hotel were also pierced.
Luckily both victims were near police and first aid, and were able to receive help.
Because the gunshots went off during the fireworks display no one heard them, and no one has come forward to claim responsibility.
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"I still don't understand shooting into the air on the Fourth of July and on New Year's. It happens," Romero tells the news station.
Neither do we Anaid, and we'll say it again: DO NOT FUCKING SHOOT YOUR GUNS INTO THE AIR DURING THE FOURTH OF JULY! This is the kind of ish that makes the rest of the country give us a side eye like we're some lawless third world country.