According to Abbeville Detective Jason Hebert, extra patrol cars will be on the streets of Abbeville from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Hebert said they will patrol the streets and will be listening for fireworks being popped. If they hear the noise, they will drive to the home where the firework noise is coming from.
If they catch someone popping fireworks in the city of Abbeville, they will be given a citation, the chief said.
When bullets are fired in the air, they have to come down.
When they come down, injuries and even death can occur.
A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 80% of celebratory gunfire-related injuries are to the head, feet, and shoulders.
Last year a four-year-old boy in Atlanta was killed while he was sitting in a church for New Year’s Eve. The bullet came through the roof and hit the top of his head.
Hebert said the units will patrol neighborhoods before midnights in hopes of deterring shooting.
If anyone is caught shooting a firearm at midnight in the city, they will be arrested and charged with a felony.