Celebratory bullet pierces roof of Kealakekua home

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A Kealakekua man says a stray bullet fired during New Year's Eve celebrations pierced the roof of his home.

Farzad Fazeli says the bullet left a 1-inch diameter hole in the ceiling of his dining room, then hit the wood floor near a table and bounced toward a window.

West Hawaii Today says no one was in the room at the time the bullet struck between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Fazeli says police confiscated the bullet. He says police said it would be difficult to pinpoint exactly who shot the bullet.

According to Fazeli, the incident left him and his family feeling "freaked out and insecure."

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