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Stray Bullets Put Hospital and YMCA on Lockdown
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- There is a bullet hole through the front window near one of the entrances at the Atrium YMCA.
The bullet came from two guys who were target shooting about a mile and a half away.
The glass shattered when the bullet hit the first pane of the double pane window. Police say the bullet matched those fired from a Russian-made rifle.
Investigators say they tracked the bullet still lodged between the two panes of glass back to two men who were target shooting.
The YMCA went on lockdown once they realized that the shattered window was the result of a gun shot.
Lt. Scott Reeve, Middletown Police Department, says, "When we heard the sound of the glass shattering and officers responded and looked at what happened, they could still hear shots being fired from the property far south of the hospital."
Police then went to that property, which is about a mile and a half away from the YMCA, and that is where they found two guys target shooting into a wooded area.
Police confiscated the ammunition and questioned them. The two men had no idea that one of their bullets had gone awry and traveled a mile and a half and hit one of the windows at the Atrium YMCA.
The medical center did not go into lockdown mode, but had everyone stay in place for awhile after word got out that there had been gunfire in the area.