Police, Llorens Torres community unite against gunfire in the air
By The Star Staff
The Puerto Rico Police and residents of the Luis Llorens Torres public housing complex in Santurce launched the “Not One More Bullet in the Air” campaign for the holiday season on Tuesday.
The initiative to prevent the indiscriminate firing of guns into the air as a mode of holiday celebration was presented at the Llorens Torres complex with the participation of more than 300 children and the performance of the song “Respect and Value Life” by young Alwin Vázquez.
“We want that when 12 o’clock strikes, no one else gets lost,” said Police Commissioner Antonio López Figueroa, who highlighted the objective of the campaign to save lives and raise awareness about the danger of bullets fired into the air. “We don’t want a stray bullet. Please respect and value life.”
The campaign includes a three-minute video inspired by real events, starring community leaders and victims’ families. The piece seeks to make islanders aware of the devastating consequences of a bullet fired into the air.
The event also featured a student march, with signs about the importance of a safe and peaceful celebration of Christmas. López Figueroa noted that shooting into the air is a serious crime, and emphasized the responsibility of reporting such acts to the police.