(KMOV) -- Five people were questioned after a lifeguard on duty was hit by a stray bullet in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Authorities said a tip lead them to the 5 subjects who had been target shooting with .22 Caliber rifles into a hillside in the 7100 block of Twin Chimney Boulevard at the time the lifeguard was struck by a bullet.
Authorities said a .22 Caliber bullet struck the 16-year-old lifeguard in the upper leg while she was performing her duties on the pool deck. She was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital.
The subjects target shooting were two 18 year old males and one 17-year-old male from O'Fallon, one 18-year-old female from St. Peters, and one 18- year-old male from Warrenton. Police confiscated the guns from the teens.
Upon receiving the lab results this case will be forwarded to the PA's office for review. It will probably take several weeks to get the results. The property owner where the subjects were target shooting was advised that is was unsafe to shoot on the property.
The swimming pool is 7/10th of a mile from the location where the teens were shooting guns.