Archive for Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Celebratory gunfire possible cause of deaths

January 2, 2008


— A single bullet ripped through the wall of a house early Tuesday morning, killing an 11-year-old girl and a woman attending a New Year's party inside, investigators said.

A 25-year-old man was later arrested at his home on investigation of two counts of first-degree murder, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

Investigators believe the weapon was a high-powered rifle, Police Chief Gerry Whitman said. The shot was fired at about 12:20 a.m., Jackson said.

Witnesses reported hearing several shots, and a second bullet was found in a snowbank in front of the home.

The victims were at a party with about 10 other people when the bullet pierced the front wall of the house, passed through the head of the woman, who was seated, and struck the girl in the side, Jackson said.

The woman died at the scene, and the girl was pronounced dead at a hospital. Their identities were not released Tuesday night.

Police said they used lasers to trace the trajectory of the shot and to determine that one bullet killed both victims.

The house is in a neighborhood of modest single-family homes, duplexes and apartment buildings.


Confrontation 10 years, 5 months ago

Too many idiots are allowed to have guns.

Tychoman 10 years, 5 months ago

Who uses a high-powered rifle for celebratory gunfire 20 minutes too late? This story doesn't make any sense.

Casey_Jones 10 years, 5 months ago

I'm pretty sure there was an episode of CSI with this exact story a while back.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years, 5 months ago

This is about as accidental and "celebratory" as someone getting drunk and driving their car at full speed into a fast food restaurant full of people.

satar 10 years, 5 months ago

Dummy's They forget what goes up must come down..

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