So this woman in Houston was the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, and what getting ready to try to catch the thrown bouquet, when all of a sudden her arm started bleeding. She’d been hit by a different flying object — a bullet.
Shot by whom? A crazed relative? A jealous ex-boyfirend of the bride? A rival gang member?
Some idiot fired his gun in the air, probably more than a mile away. The bullet came down through the roof of the ballroom, hit Kristin Campbell in the arm … and then fell out of her arm onto the floor.
The good news is, the bullet apparently lost most of its energy when it crashed through the roof, so Miss Campbell was not seriously injured. Those of you who once took a physics class might recall the Law of Conservation of Energy, according to which a bullet fired up will have the same amount of energy coming down as it did when it left the gun (before correcting for air resistance) — so a bullet coming from above would normally hit nearly as hard as one fired at point-blank range. Fortunately, in this case the roof took most of the impact. It would have been a lot worse had it hit someone outside.
I don’t know where people get the idea that they can fire guns in the air harmlessly, especially in a populated area. Do they think the bullet just disappears up in the sky? That it goes into orbit, or outer space? More likely, they just don’t think at all. The news story doesn’t have any definitive information on the shooter, or why he or she shot into the air. If he was confronting a mugger and fired a “warning shot,” take a lesson — shoot directly at the bad guy, not into the air — for your reticience might cause injury to an innocent person somewhere else.