Homeowners Narrowly Escape Stray Bullet

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A bullet pierces through a home and nearly misses the family inside. It happened on Holmes Dr., near Circle and Galley in Colorado Springs.

We talked to the Walther family and they told 11 News they never even heard a gun go off. They believe this was totally random shooting.

Homeowner Ken Walther told us his family has lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.

He said it was just after 10 p.m. Saturday when a bullet was shot into his home, and into the living room, where Ken, his wife, and daughter were sitting.

"There was a loud pop and we didn't know what it was, but we could see a little bit of dust floating in the air and at that point we discovered a hole," Walther recalled.

He said the bullet went through their concrete wall into the home, and through the corner of their sofa, even hitting their laptop.

Neighbors we talked to said they are just as shocked to hear this happened on their street.

"Of course it's scary because you could get hurt somebody could get hurt somebody could get killed," neighbor Joleen Shepard said.

Walther said he’s thankful no one was injured. When the police returned Sunday afternoon they searched for the shell but Walther said they never found it.

"They looked around for the casing, interview the neighbors, and nobody else really heard or saw anything," Walter said.

Walther told us after talking with officers and examining the bullet hole, he believes it may have come from a .45 caliber handgun.

At this time, because no one saw or heard anything, there is no car or suspect description. The incident is under investigation.

If you know anything about the incident or who may have shot at the home, you're asked to call springs police right away.

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