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Stray bullet goes through bedroom wall of Jefferson County home

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said it's been unable to determine who fired a gun that sent a bullet into a home in the 4300 block of NW Point Drive in House Springs on June 17. (Credit: KMOV) The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said it's been unable to determine who fired a gun that sent a bullet into a home in the 4300 block of NW Point Drive in House Springs on June 17. (Credit: KMOV)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said it's been unable to determine who fired a gun that sent a bullet into a home in the 4300 block of NW Point Drive in House Springs on June 17. The bullet pierced the wall of a 16-year-old daughter's bedroom.

Julie Brown is a neighbor, "Oh my gosh I am so glad that girl was not in her bed at the time because where that bullet hit is about where she would have her head."

Brown said this is the second time there was a close call from a stray bullet in the Fawn Hollow subdivision off of Gravois Road. She said, previously, a man working in his yard was almost hit by a stray bullet.

According to Corporal Matt Moore with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, it's legal to shoot firearms in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County as long as the person isn't within 100 yards of an occupied school, court or church.

But Moore said a person can be cited for not responsibly using their firearm, "It's always important to know your background when you're shooting a firearm, you need to know what's behind the target you're shooting at. If it's proven the person was acting recklessly, they could potentially be cited for that."

Brown said she often hears shooting in the distance and is worried about another stray bullet.

"It's very scary now. I'm kind of nervous about letting my kids walk home from school, let alone letting them play out here," said Brown.

 

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