Two children, a 9-year-old boy in Georgia and a 6-year-old girl in California, were injured by "celebratory gunfire," according to news outlets.
The Oakland girl, was playing in the backyard of her family home around 2 a.m. during the New Year's celebration when she was hit by a stray bullet. She was transferred to a hospital where she was listed in stable condition.
The Georgia boy was shot while sitting the New Year's fireworks with his family outside their Atlanta home. He was wounded in the stomach and needed surgery. His condition was listed as stable.
Police are still investigating both the two incidents. Across the country, citizens are warned from firing bullets into the air during celebrations.