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Gunshots fired into homes

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No arrests made in separate incidents

By Jesef Williams

No arrests have been made in separate incidents in which gunshots were apparently fired into homes in Lancaster County. 

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Jan 2, Lancaster police officers responded to the 1800 block of Pardue Street after receiving an anonymous call about shots fired in the area. 

Neighbors pointed police to two apartments that had been struck by bullets. Both are in the 1500 block, the report said. 

At one apartment, “a single gunshot shattered the storm door glass and entered the apartment through the door, where the bullet struck an interior wall and landed on the floor,” an officer wrote in the report. 

At the other apartment, a second bullet hit the storm door, also shattering the storm door glass before lodging inside the door. The bullet could not be removed at the time, the report said. 

Nobody was in either apartment when the shooting occurred, the report said. 

Shell casings were recovered near the 2100 building. 

“After talking with several residents who (were) outside after the shooting, no one saw anything,” the officer said. 

Shots fired into IL home  

An Indian Land resident thought the loud bangs she heard were New Year’s Eve  fireworks, but soon learned those sounds were apparently gunshots. 

The resident told a sheriff’s deputy the noises occurred between 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan 1. She and her house guest dismissed the sounds as fireworks and went to sleep. 

The guest, though, awoke at 9 a.m. and noticed holes in the living room walls, the report said. 

The responding deputy reported the shots came from the west side of the home, which faces Virginia Lane. He noticed the holes through the garage area and into the living room. 

“The resident was unable to provide any possible motive or name any suspects,” the deputy wrote in the report. 

The deputy determined the shots were either fired from the road or from the apartments on Dana Court. But the deputy didn’t find any shell casings after checking that area. 

 

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152