A Liberty Township
resident has agreed to pay for a neighbor’s new window after his son
apparently put a bullet hole through it while firing a .22 caliber rifle in
his back yard, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, on July 27 a resident of the 180 east block of C.R. 750N reported
that her neighbors in the 170 east block were shooting and “she could hear
the bullets whizzing past her as she stood outside with her dogs.”
“Some bullets went
through the leaves near her and one hit a tree,” the woman advised police
said. “She could also hear the bullets going through the leaves in the tree
line west of her residence.”
Officers spoke to
the woman’s neighbors and the since that time there has been no further
shooting, she advised.
however, the woman reported finding a bullet hole in double-pane window in
the guest bedroom, which she had not noticed earlier because the blinds had
“thick tree line” stood between them, but that there was a
line of sight from the shooting range to the damaged window.
The father of the
boy who had been shooting the .22 rifle advised the officer that he’d given
his son permission to shoot and “did not think that the bullets would be
able to travel that far or penetrate the wooded area between the
residences,” police said.
But the man “agreed
that (the damaged window) appeared to be along the same trajectory” and also
“agreed to pay for a new window,” police said.