Shot strikes wall inside kitchen of Chester home
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 email@example.com. Tips can also be sent by personal message to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.