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Residents fearful after two homes in Medina hit by stray bullets

Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 14, 2017

Two Medina families woke up to the sounds of bullets hitting their homes Thursday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m. police responded to the 900 block of North Huntington Street and the 1000 block of Hillview Way after residents reported suspicious noises of something hitting their houses.

Resident Debbie Akers showed News 5 the bullet hole just a few feet from her bed.

"This is right where I was sleeping! Right here," Akers said.

Akers said her boyfriend was awake and working in the office when the bullet whizzed through the wall. "If he was just an inch taller it probably would have hit him in the side of the head," she said.

At first, Akers said they had no idea what happened.

"It sounded almost like a spring was snapping. Like a really strong spring." Akers said. Then she found a bullet and saw a hole in the wall and the door.

Akers doesn't know who would shoot at her house.

"Probably just somebody angry or goofing around. Who knows?" Akers said, but police want to know.

They are investigating both incidents, about a block from each other.

"We are investigating it as we speak, I can't comment on whether it was targeted, accidental, random...I'm confident our detective will investigate this incident thoroughly," said Medina Police Chief Edward Kinney.

Akers said she has a message for whoever is behind the three holes in her new home.

"It's a gun! It could kill somebody! It could kill anybody. It almost killed a grandfather, with six grandchildren. So I hope you learn a lesson from this," she said.

Medina Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call them the department at (330) 725-7777.