Shot strikes wall in­side kitchen of Chester home

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CHESTER — The Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a shot fired into a house Wed­nes­day night, April 19.

Sher­rie Grimm of 203 Ben­ton Plea­sure Road was at her kitchen table help­ing her kids with their home­work at 8:23 p.m. when there was a loud bang and a hole ap­peared in the wall, po­lice said. Grimm took the kids to a dif­fer­ent part of the house and called 911.

Emer­gency per­son­nel re­sponded to the call for an ex­plo­sion, but once they got there they found a shot­gun slug in the wall and de­ter­mined the loud noise must have been a gun­shot, po­lice said.

More deputies re­sponded and can­vased the area. A nearby res­i­dent re­ported hear­ing the bang, orig­i­nally think­ing it was a trans­former; an­other res­i­dent in the home re­ported hear­ing shots ear­lier in the week, po­lice said.

On Mon­day, April 17, sev­eral re­ports of four to seven gun­shots were re­ceived from the Cox Neck area and Do­min­ion. Sher­iff’s units re­sponded and pa­trolled the area, but did not lo­cate any­thing.

The sher­iff’s of­fice has re­ceived sev­eral other calls about shots fired in Stevensville and Gra­sonville over the past two months, how­ever, they do not ap­pear re­lated to the calls on Cox Creek, po­lice said.

Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann is ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the gun­shots to call 410-758-0770 or email sher­iff-info@qac.org. Tips can also be sent by per­sonal mes­sage to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice Face­book Page.

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