More New Year’s Eve Bullets Hit HomesJanuary 6th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
A home near the intersection of East Jackson and Cherry Streets was hit, not only once New Year’s Eve, but twice.
The homeowner reported that just before midnight, he and his wife had gone to bed, and heard a loud noise in the kitchen. When he went into the kitchen, he heard another loud noise behind him.
The first bullet, proabably a 40 caliber, had enter their home through the roof just about the kitchen sink, and had landed in a pot on the stove.
While he was looking for it, another bullet, probably a 9mm came through the roof, near their back door, causing damage to the floor tiles.
As readers can tell by the comments posted on this story, this is more of a regular occurrence than we ever realized.
Posted on January 4, 2010.
New Year’s Eve Bullet Lands in Child’s Bed
At the same time, a family on Hillcrest Street was sitting on the couch, watching television when they heard a loud noise, louder than a firecracker. They were unable to determine where the sound came from, so a few minutes later, around 12:15, the mother took her son to put him to bed.
One of the gunshots they’d heard had gone into the air, and on the way back down, penetrated the roof of their home, and hit their child’s bed.
A New Year’s Eve tradition, given very little thought, very easily could have caused serious injury to a child.
So many time we say “that would never happen”, but this time it almost did, because no one gave a second thought to “what goes up must come down.”
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