5 shots fired into his home end tranquillity

August 02, 1994|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer

A 60-year-old Aberdeen man said whoever fired five shots into his living room early Sunday in the quiet neighborhood of Hillside Braemar probably had the wrong house or was just fooling around.

Richard L. Harrison, a veteran of the Korean War, said he was falling asleep in an easy chair when he was startled shortly after midnight by five "popping" sounds in the 600 block of S. Rogers St.

"At first, I thought the television blew up," he said yesterday.

When he realized that gunshots had struck his home, he called police.

Aberdeen police officers reported finding two shattered windows and three bullet holes in the aluminum siding of Mr. Harrison's house.

"One bullet was in a curtain and one in a wall," said Mr. Harrison, who has lived on Rogers Street about 30 years.

"Mostly retired people live in this neighborhood," he said. "We've never had anything like this happen. Some of my neighbors are shocked."

Mr. Harrison speculated that the rapid fire he heard came from an automatic weapon.

Aberdeen police did not identify the caliber of the slugs they found, and Mr. Harrison said no spent cartridges were found outside his home.

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