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Several shots hit Fredericksburg home

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By KEITH EPPS

Fredericksburg police have determined that a city residence was struck multiple times by gunfire Saturday night, but they don’t know who did it or why.

Shots erupted at 8:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Harris Street in the Mayfield subdivision, city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said. Two shots went into the home, including one that went into a room where two children under the age of 10 were playing.

Bledsoe would not say how many times the house was hit, but neighbors reported hearing at least five shots. Two women were in the house with the children; no one was injured.

One of the women called 911 after hearing several loud “pops” and the sound of breaking glass, Bledsoe said. She initially thought the children had knocked something over but then saw a bullet hole in a window.

On Sunday, a neighbor called police and reported finding a handgun near the intersection of Harris Street and Airport Avenue, Bledsoe said. Police don’t yet know if it was the gun used in the shooting.

Another witness saw a vehicle leaving the area right after the shots were fired, but it is not clear if that vehicle was connected to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call city police at 373-3122 or Detective Ben Johnson at 654-5792.

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