Medina Township residents find bullet holes in their homes

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MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio-- The Medina Township Police Department is investigating after homeowners of one development continue to find bullet holes in their homes.

Officers have been out to the area of Fenn, Watkins and Marks roads, along with Morning Song Drive, several times since Saturday for residents finding holes in their vinyl siding.  Police said other neighbors  reported hearing gunfire on the weekends. Police say there is damage at four houses.

On Morning Song Drive, bullet holes were seen as recently as 1 a.m. Tuesday. One homeowner told FOX 8's Dave Nethers he was outside a few weeks ago and heard bullets whizzing by him.

In one case, a high-powered round was able to travel as far as five miles. Police are using Google Maps to try and determine where the shots came from.

Medina Township does not have a firearms ordinance and does allow people to discharge guns. But the police department emphasized users should fire at a proper backstop and be educated on gun safety.

"At no time should anyone who has been consuming alcoholic beverages or who are otherwise impaired be operating a firearm," Medina Township police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department's non-emergency number at 330-723-5191. Callers can remain anonymous. Homeowners finding similar damage to their property should also call police to file a report.