A few minutes into the new year, on January 1, 2012 - Diego Duran, a 12-year-old boy from Ruskin, Florida was struck in the head by a stray bullet while watching fireworks from his own front yard. Investigators concluded the .45 caliber bullet came from up to 1.5 miles away. Diego was rushed to the hospital, where he spent months in intensive care. After multiple surgeries, medical procedures, and therapy; he's finally back home. With the support of family, old friends and new friends, the Bullet Free Sky awareness campaign was born. The love and support Diego has received from people around the globe has been incredible.
When a gun gets fired into the air, there is no way of knowing where the bullets will land. Bullets can travel up to 3 miles from where they are shot, depending on the caliber of the gun. When someone fires a gun randomly into the sky, we are all in danger.
Below are some links for Bullet Free Sky's media coverage.