Bullet shatters family’s feeling of security in new home

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BRACEVILLE, Ohio– State wildlife officers and Trumbull County Sheriff detectives are investigating how a bullet ended up ripping through the walls of a newly-built Braceville Township home.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon, during youth hunting season in Ohio, but officials say it is too soon to determine if the stray bullet came from a hunter.

“It’s a possibility it was from a hunter, but also it could have been a neighbor or someone target shooting,” said Martin Cisine, a state wildlife officer. “Our investigators are still looking into it.”

The bullet shattered a peaceful Sunday afternoon for 17-year-old Brady and his family, who were relaxing in their brand new home. Brady and his family asked that we not use their last name.

“We heard a thud and my youngest brother was upstairs playing video games so I went to check it out,” Brady said. He noted that he saw a hole in the wall and thought his brother may have caused it, but then his father noticed a bullet on the floor.

Brady’s parents called 911.

“We have the bullet and our detective is looking into this situation,” said Major Harold Firster, of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office. “Fortunately, we have very few of these situations during hunting season.”

And with deer gun hunting season starting Monday in Ohio, Brady and his family are hoping something like this does not happen again.