In Pasco County, north of Tampa, sheriffâs officers warned citizens not to shoot guns into the air, after a Facebook postÂ suggested shooting Irma out of the sky went viral. âLETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST,â the post from a 22-year-old man said.
About 27,000 people responded that they would attend the âShoot At Hurricane Irmaâ Facebook event.
âThere we no actual shots fired. We donât know if the individual was joking, or making a serious threat,â said Pasco County Sheriffâs Office spokesman Doug Tobin. âWeâre just responding to citizens in general, making sure no one shoots weapons in the air. The bullet trajectory could come down and hurt individuals.â
Ryon Edwards, ofÂ Daytona Beach Shores,Â added an update Sunday morning to his wildly popular Facebook post, saying heâsÂ âlearned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives.â