Hail of bullets: where rounds go when fired into the sky

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Hail of bullets: where rounds go when fired into the sky

Celebratory gunfire may be blast for those pulling the trigger, but it can and has resulted in death

Senior reporter

What goes up must come down. 

In the case of bullets fired from a gun, where and at what velocity they come back to earth can be the difference between life and death.

This was certainly the case for Margaret Holloway, 76, a resident at the Eufees Oord old-age home in Westdene, Johannesburg, who was struck in the leg by a stray bullet allegedly fired during Kebby Maphatsoe’s funeral on September 5...

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