Police investigate stray rifle round shot through home in Isle aux Morts

Posted: November 10, 2022 11:31 am | Last Updated: November 10th, 2022 1:45 pm
By Web Team


Police are investigating a report of a rifle round that went through a home in Isle aux Morts Nov. 5.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, police received the report and attended the home located on Ridgeview Crescent in Isle aux Morts. A bullet struck the home, went through an exterior wall, an interior wall and came to rest in a bedroom closet. The home was unoccupied at the time and the incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 8 a.m.-12 p.m. that day.

The incident appears to be accidental in nature. It is believed the shot was likely a stray round that may have been fired by a hunter from a distant wooded area. 

RCMP NL reminds the public of the Regulations under the Provincial Wildlife Act which prohibit a person from discharging a firearm within 1,000 meters of a school, playground or athletic field or within 300 meters of a dwelling (residence). The public is also reminded that it is a Criminal Code offence to discharge a firearm without knowing your back drop or in residential areas.

Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact Port Aux Basques RCMP at 709-695-2149 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app.

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