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Town of Trenton woman reports bullet shot into her home

January 3, 2019

TOWN OF TRENTON — A woman who lives along Highway W was awoken during the early hours on Tuesday to the sound of a bullet coming through her front window.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was dispatched to the home on Highway W near Hemlock Road around 2 a.m. after receiving the call. The investigation revealed that the shots were fired from the west and struck the front window of the home, as well a shed and a pickup truck inside the shed. A bullet was located on the floor of the house and there was damage to the window and blinds.

“It is unknown at this time if this was an accidental shooting from a nearby residence or field or if this was an intentional act,” Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt wrote in a press release. “No one was injured as a result of this incident. However, this is a significant reminder that when shooting firearms, it is important to always know your target and beyond as the person who fires the shots is ultimately responsible for where those rounds go. This could very easily have turned into tragedy had those rounds struck someone inside the home.”

At 2:47 a.m., there was an additional report of shots being fired several miles north of this location on Buckhorn Road near Highway C. The area was checked and nothing was found upon arrival.

“Since that time there has been no reported damages in that area,” Schmidt said. “It is not clear at this time if these two incidents are related, but it is certainly being looked into as part of the original investigation on County Road W.”

Anyone having information regarding these incidents should contact Schmidt at 920-386-4115.

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