The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to several
explosions and noise complaints involving fireworks and gunshots
throughout New Years Eve and even into the early morning hours. No
injuries were reported related to these events. The Natchitoches City
Police Department received approximately six reports of shots fired.
Officials said there was probably much more that went unreported.
There was also the danger associated with these reckless actions as
people usually don’t realize that projectile items like bullets always
come down, whether on a roof, car or person.
One city resident said, “It was so close and so loud that I got out of
bed and went to hide in the bathtub where I slept until 4 am. It was