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For Immediate Release:
July 03, 2013
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Miami-Dade residents warned of celebratory gunfire dangers during "One Bullet Kills the Party" press conference and rally

Photo by: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, joined by left, Commissioner Jean Monestime and right, State Attorney Katherine Fernández-Rundle, implored the public to not engage in celebratory gunfire during the Fourth of July holiday at a press conference with the theme, "One Bullet Kills the Party" held July 3, 2013 at Olinda Park, 2101 N.W. 51 St., Miami in Commissioner Edmonson's District 3. They were joined by Hector Schwerert, representing Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez; Alan Morley, representing City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado; Miami-Dade County Police Deputy Director Juan J. Pérez; City of Miami Police Assistant Chief Roy and representatives of  the police departments from the cities of Opa-Locka and Miami as well as Miami-Dade County; and members of the clergy, including Pastor Steven Caldwell of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church who offered the invocation. 

"We are here today to ask again, as we do every year, that you refrain from shooting guns in the air," Commissioner Edmonson said. "We want you to enjoy your holiday, have a good time with family and friends, but to do it safely. What goes up, must come down and when it does, that stray bullet can wound or kill innocent people. Please, leave the guns locked up. Celebrate responsibly."