Rural Olmsted County Home Hit by Bullet
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in Rock Dell Township Sunday evening after the homeowner discovered someone had shot his house.
The 29-year-old man indicated he returned to his home in the 9600 block of County Road 108 near High Forest around 4 PM and noticed a strange odor inside the house. Several hours later, the man discovered a bullet hole near the front door.
Sheriff's Captain Scott Behrns says the deputies were sent to the property around 8:15 PM and found a bullet had passed through the exterior wall and struck an interior wall. It's suspected the odor was caused by the dust and other materials disturbed by the bullet as it went through the wall.
No one was in the home when the bullet and investigators have not been able to identify any reason the home would have been intentionally targeted. Behrns also says investigators have not been able to determine the direction from where the bullet was fired.
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