MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Cable and broadcast television service in southeast Memphis was knocked out by what officials blame on random gunfire.
Comcast officials said they first detected the outages about 5 a.m. and found they were caused by gunshots that damaged fiber-optic lines.
Comcast director of government affairs Otha Barton said they believe the shots may have been fired as a celebration for the New Year.
A temporary repair had been completed Tuesday morning and a final solution was expected to be finished by the afternoon.
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