It’s July 4th and that means fireworks. But in some urban areas, residents say they can’t distinguish between the sound of firecrackers and gunfire:
— t a y a ✨ (@Nashaaay__) July 4, 2013
well, it’s 4th of july. time to play was that gunshots or fireworks
— ✞Jermz✞ (@RootlessYouth) July 4, 2013
July 4th is a day of confusion in the hood. Don't know if they're gun shots or fireworks. #thestruggle
— big papi meri (@meronzzy) July 4, 2013
July 4th drinking game: take a shot every time you're not sure if you've just heard a gunshot or fireworks
— sydnee (@lilsydthings) July 4, 2013
No but really was that fireworks or a gunshot #FourthOfJuly
— xochitl ✼ (@xochitlochoa_) July 4, 2013
fireworks or gunshots that is the question
— _ (@hi_esteban) July 4, 2013
NOW THE SCARY PART BEGINS
NOT BEING ABLE TO TELL WHETHER ITS FIREWORKS OR A GUNSHOT
GOODLUCK TO EVERYONE
— courtney dominick (@courtnaynaynay_) July 4, 2013
The 4th of July is so confusin in the hood. Niccas don't know if that's fireworks or gun shot's.
— Champayne Nika † (@champaynenic) July 4, 2013
Let's play guess whether it is a gunshot or fireworks #4thOfJulyInTheHood
— Angel Roman (@Fatboiiroman) July 4, 2013
Lets play the "is it fireworks or a gun shot" game.
— em (@500daysofemilyy) July 4, 2013
Won't be able to tell the difference between gun shots and fireworks.. Be safe today y'all
— Domm ❤️ (@onLy_DomM) July 4, 2013
I hate when I can't tell the difference between fireworks and gunshots.
— March 30th ♈ (@dbjxtnf) July 4, 2013
— Mauricio Lopez (@mauwow1) July 4, 2013
Tonight imma play my favorite game: gunshot or fireworks
— Frankie Boy (@CoolStoryHollis) July 4, 2013
Even allowing for the possibility that some of these people are exaggerating, this is still pretty unfortunate.