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Posted on: November 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police Investigate Bismarck Home Struck by Gunfire

Bismarck Police are investigating an incident that occurred this morning where an occupied home was struck by several bullets.
At 12:40 a.m., a 49-year-old man living on the 1700 block of North 4th Street, heard what sounded like pounding on his window. He then heard his cat thrashing around in the living room. He found his cat was bleeding, noticed a bullet hole in his living room window and a dent in his storm door. He realized his home had been shot and he called police. He attempted to save the cat but it died.
Police recovered eight .22 caliber shell casings on the street near the residence and located six areas on the home where the rounds had struck, including the siding, garage window, screen door window, weather door and living room window. There is an estimated $1,000 damage to the home. There are no suspects in this case.
Police are also investigating a separate incident involving .22 caliber rounds being fired in a residential area. On November 6th at 6:09 a.m. police received several reports from people who heard gunshots in the 900 row of 1119 South University Drive. Police found nine shell casings from a .22 in front of one of the homes on the 900 row. While investigating this incident several people were arrested for warrants and drug charges but no arrests have been made in connection with the shots that were fired. It is unknown if these two cases are related.
If you have information about these crimes or any other crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224-8477). Information is taken anonymously and you may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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