Two Medina homes hit by bullets: ‘Very scary; this doesn’t happen around here’

MEDINA, Ohio-- The Medina Police Department is asking for information after at least two homes were hit by bullets.

Officers were called to a condo in the Linden Lake Apartments on North Huntington Street at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The resident heard something hitting the house and found a bullet projectile inside, police said.

“It was a major surprise. This doesn't happen around here,” said Debbie Akers, who was awoken by the shooting. "It was a large ping. Didn't even hear a gunshot and all of a sudden there was a bullet laying on our floor, and we looked and there's bullet holes through the house.”

The 9mm bullet pierced through the outer wall of an upstairs bedroom, traveled through its door then became lodged in the molding of a second bedroom door.

“Very scary,” she said. “My boyfriend has six grandchildren, and he could've been gone in a second if it was an inch lower.”

While canvasing the area, officers met with a resident of Hillview Way. That's when they discovered a small hole in the exterior of that home. There was a fired bullet inside as well.

No one was injured in either incident.

Medina police said they do not believe the homes were targeted.

Anyone who may have heard something or seen something is asked to call the Medina Police Department at 330-725-7777. If your house was also hit by gunshots, please call police.