A Phoenix police officer hands out flyers warning against random gunfire at a Walmart at 5250 W. Indian School Road on Thursday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Phoenix police are continuing their campaign against random gunfire as New Year's celebrations approach.
Police officers were out en force Thursday and Friday, passing out flyers in neighborhoods warning residents about the dangers of random gunfire, said Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.
The effort is part of an annual door-to-door campaign focusing on education and enforcement that includes officers, civic leaders, community groups and others passing out the flyers, Thompson said.
The campaign was started after Shannon Smith of Phoenix was killed by a stray bullet in June 1999. A state law called "Shannon's Law" was defeated by state lawmakers twice before being passed by the state Legislature in April 2000 and enacted three months later.
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