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Bullet strikes Chesterfield home

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A stray bullet narrowly misses a young boy while he's sleeping in his Chesterfield home! Police responded to a call for "shots fired" shortly before 11:00 Tuesday night, in the 9700 block of West Providence Road in Chesterfield.

Police are looking into whether a Chesterfield man's home was intentionally targeted, or a bullet that hit an hour before midnight, is a result of celebratory gunfire.
 
The homeowner, who didn't want to be identified says, he had just put his son in bed when he heard a loud popping sound. The child ran out of his room, screaming but was not hurt.
     
The Chesterfield homeowner says he found that a 22-caliber bullet struck the side of his home - and lodged directly beneath his sleeping son's bed.
     
Just six months ago on the Fourth of July, 7-year-old Brendon Mackey was killed by a stray bullet in Brandermill.
 
"I was worried because of the Fourth of July case and that was right underneath my son's bedroom," the homeowner said. "It's very dangerous to fire up in the air, especially having this case and seeing the shell hit the side of the house now."
 
The homeowner says, when officers came out to investigate - they urged that he stand under a tree because of the gunfire that was going off at that time.

Right now, Chesterfield police do not have any suspects.

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