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Milwaukee Police respond to 93 shots fired calls around midnight

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department responded to 93 shots fired calls and 136 ShotSpotter calls between the hours of 11:55 p.m. and 3 a.m. on New Year's Eve to New Year's Day.

Shortly after midnight, officers responded to Palmer and Concordia, 21st and Vliet, and 100th and Mill Road among others for various shots fired calls.

According to police, these numbers are down from last year where officers responded to 110 shots fired calls and 149 ShotSpotter calls. 

Police all over the country have been discouraging the practice of firing guns into the air at midnight. 

A Commander with the Chicago Police Department told CBS 2, "I've been with the police department for 37 years, I just don’t get that. It’s one of the most dangerous things you can do as a person, shoot that gun off into the air, you have no idea where that bullet is going to land and every year we get people hurt as a result of that." 

Milwaukee Police made at least one arrest near 14th and Keefe after responding to a ShotSpotter alert. The suspect was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a weapon.

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