After seeing all of the shooting in the air which happened in Libya and not hearing of any deaths due to falling bullets, it is amazing to hear about this next story:
Apparently a guy who was cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle either accidentally or on-purpose “shot it in the air” (above the plane of any direct target) and the projectile fell 1.5 miles away and struck & killed a girl riding in a horse-drawn buggy. Not only was it 1.5 miles away, it was an unintended moving target, and the target was struck mortally in the head. The odds must be 1 in a Trillion?
Don’t ever unleash a bullet into the air apparently, even in sparsely populated farm country.