OMAHA — Omaha police are calling on the public not to fire guns into the air to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Police say celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the holiday season, and can end in tragedy when innocent people are hit by the stray bullets. Police note that any bullet fired from a gun, even into the sky, must land somewhere, and the risks are significant for injury or death.

Police are reminding the public that firing a gun within the city limits is illegal and warns that any violators will be arrested.