Police: Woman killed by Fourth of July ‘celebratory gunfire’

Police: Woman killed by Fourth of July ‘celebratory gunfire’

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 74-year-old North Carolina woman was fatally shot by “celebratory gunfire” on the Fourth of July.

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said in a statement that “reckless behavior” led to the shooting death of Paulette Thorpe late Saturday.

Davis said some people “carelessly” fired guns into the air during the holiday celebration. Police say Thorpe died at a hospital.