Victims of stray bullets, which have caused disabling injuries and deaths in the past, criticize PM Haradinaj’s lax attitude towards weapons, demanding that festive shooting be stopped.
On the eve of 2011, a child from Prizren who was standing in his front yard was struck in the skull by a fatal stray bullet. His mother, Shpresa Dautaj Kellic, recalls the devastating moment in which she lost her son as the year 2010 turned to 2011.
“Seven years ago, around 11:45, friends invited my son to go out and see the fireworks, and so he went out. About 15 minutes later, we heard a loud noise. It was our second son, saying that his brother had fainted. We took him, covered in blood, to the hospital. After they x-rayed him they said he had a stray bullet in the head,” said Dautaj Kellic.