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.