This is a case report of rare cardiac and abdominal organ injuries sustained by an innocent bystander from a New Year's Eve celebratory gun shooting. The force and velocity of a projectile fired into the air as it ascends and returns to earth, along with its potential for bodily injury will be reviewed. © 2007 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Incorvaia, A. N., Poulos, D. M., Jones, R. N., & Tschirhart, J. M. (2007). Can a Falling Bullet Be Lethal at Terminal Velocity? Cardiac Injury Caused by a Celebratory Bullet. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83(1), 283–284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.04.046