Stray bullets strike several Mt. Juliet homes

Stray bullets strike several Mt. Juliet homes (Image 1)

Police are investigating after several Mt. Juliet homes have been struck by stray bullets over the past three months.

The first incident was reported on May 29. Police said a bullet went through the window of a home and was later found in a couch in the living room.

No injuries were reported.

Most recently, six additional homes were shot at on Tuesday night and Friday. Authorities said all of the homes struck by the gunfire were all within 2,500 feet of each other and are located on Battle Flag Lane, Caliber Lane, Belinda Parkway, Hilltop Drive, Privateer Lane and Sutler Place. People who live there said they usually hear gunshots between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“I was crying,” said Zoey Bramlett, 9. She was home when her house on Hilltop Drive was hit by a stray bullet.

“It freaked me out,” said her mom, Marlo.

Police knocked on doors in the area Thursday afternoon alerting people about what is happening. They were also trying to find the source of the problem.

Police said they believe the stray bullets are coming from recreational shooting or hunting on nearby property and may have originated from property between the Del Webb – Lake Providence neighborhood and Beckwith Road corridor.

Shooting or firing any projectile is prohibited by Mt. Juliet City Code. However, the shots are originating from property that is not in the city limits.

“I mean there are multiple subdivions around here so it’s a pretty irresponsible gun owner in my opinion to be shooting like that,” said Marlo Bramlett.

“I’m hoping that this all stops,” Zoey told News 2.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 615-754-2550.

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