Bullet goes through family’s living room window

  • Feb. 26, 2014 6:10 p.m.

NEAR TRAGEDY – Pictured here is the damage left from a gunshot that went through the window of a home in Lancaster over the weekend.

A Red Deer family continues to search for answers after a bullet went through a window in the family room of their Lancaster home this past weekend.

Candice Blum, her husband and two young children have lived on Lanterman Close for nearly 10 years. Their residence backs onto a farmer’s field and borders the City limits.

At 1:45 p.m. this past Saturday, Red Deer City RCMP received a complaint of shots fired in the Lancaster neighbourhood. A bullet entered the family room window of Blum’s home.

She said her husband and two children were home at time but were not injured.

“I have had mixed feelings – at first I was shocked and upset and that has since turned to anger,” said Blum. “Something so careless could have led to something so devastating to us.”

She added she rushed home after receiving a call from her husband about what happened and went behind their residence and spoke with a woman who was walking her dog.

“I asked her if she had seen or heard anything and she did say she heard some popping sounds. I heard them too when I was talking with her.”

Other residents in the neighbourhood also reported hearing shots. RCMP members made a patrol in the area, locating a garage nearby with what appears to a bullet hole in the siding. No one was injured during this incident.

RCMP members made immediate patrols in the Lancaster neighbourhood and surrounding neighbourhoods and area. RCMP members continue to investigate.

Blum added no updates have been provided to her or her family regarding the incident.

“The bullet is still sitting in the wall of our family room,” she said. “If anything, this is just a reminder about gun safety. I’m hoping this was an accident.”

Anyone with information that may assist the police regarding this investigation is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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