Bullet hits home

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stray bullet found embedded in a wall in Olive Township.
Becky Vargo
Apr 3, 2013


A bullet found lodged in a wall inside a home on Port Sheldon Road was apparently from a man shooting guns at a nearby state game area, said Sgt. Chris Koster of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday to a home on Port Sheldon Road, between 120th and 112th avenues, when the resident reported finding the bullet.

The resident did not see or hear anything prior to finding the bullet, Koster said.

Deputies located a person in the state game area, southeast of the residence, which said he was trying to sight a rifle and had shot into an area covered by water in the direction of Port Sheldon Road.

The incident is still under investigation.

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This is complete nonsense....the bullet musta' come from the GH Rod & Gun Club 9 miles to the North!


...and it certainly would not have been the guns fault if someone got killed. Using a rifle in a State Game area, where no rifles are allowed, seems like the guy would loose his gun & hunting privileges.


If I was the investigating deputy, I would be looking into the whereabouts of the GVSU police force.


What kind of bullet was found? Just a tad more investigative report would help! Sheez! Was it a .22 or .17 cal round? They story is more inciting against guns when you leave out these details so this hit and run piece will just have to do I guess. Maybe it was an assault weapon! What a missed opportunity if was.


Exactly right Wing. Unfortunately, this IS an opportunity seized by the GHT not missed. No address, no home owners name, no follow-up as to how the bullet was found. Most home owners can't see mildew growing on their siding like gangrene, but can find an alledged bullet hole the size of a dime. Perhaps it was stuck to the siding like a spit-wad. Now the GHT is posting another bullet hitting a house with full details, not seen in this article. Both articles point to the State Game area which, IMO, is the beginning campaing to "close" the State Game Area. See how this works people? Watch in the coming weeks for a GHT column on "Should State Game Areas be closed?"


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