Osceola, Ind. When Erica Noens came home to a small hole in the side of her home, she figured it was just a pest.
“I thought it was maybe an animal in the wall,” she said.
The hole penetrated through her siding, insulation and dry wall before ending in her son’s room. And, when her husband came home, Noens found out it was something far worse than an animal.
“We ended up finding the bullet shell in his bed,” Noens said. “It was really scary to know if we had been home, someone could have gotten hurt badly.”
Thankfully, Noens and her family had been at a pool party all afternoon. They heard gunshots, but didn’t think they were coming from their street, Sunset Lane in Osceola.
While no one was hurt, Noens says her son was afraid to sleep in his bed after it happened Sunday night.
And, parents in the neighborhood say they’re afraid, too.
“Imagine what it could have done to us,” said neighbor Amber Marks, who has kids of her own.
The family filed a police report, but doesn’t know where the bullet came from. Police say it’s legal to shoot in the county, but a proper backstop must be in place.
Noens and Marks say they support the 2nd Amendment, but they want people to take the proper precautions when using firearms.
“Shoot in proper areas where you do have a proper backstop,” Noens said. “This is a housing development and I don't think guns should be shot in a housing development.”