Bullet passes through dining room Feb.25, police investigating

Careless use of a Firearm being investigated after gun incident Feb. 25

  • Feb. 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Submitted by Cst. K. Sawyer

Thorsby RCMP

RCMP responded to a residence on Range Road 14 near TWP 485 on the afternoon of February 25 due to a report of a stray bullet entering a home.

Upon arrival officers found that a medium caliber rifle bullet had entered the north wall of a home and travelled through a dining area, passing directly under a chair, prior to becoming lodged in the opposite wall.

While there were no injuries, this incident had the potential for a serious or fatal injury to the occupants of the home.

RCMP are reminding all firearm owners that it is their responsibility to observe all safety precautions, and that they are subject to prosecution under the Criminal Code and Firearms Act for such offences. Do not underestimate the distance that a bullet can travel.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Thorsby RCMP Detachment at 780 789-3951 or to submit their information through Crimestoppers.

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