CASPER, Wyo. – Casper Police are investigating after a residential window was shot on Wednesday morning.
Brenda Reynolds Jennings told Oil City News that what appears to be a pellet entered her daughter’s room around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Jennings said she heard a noise and figured the cat knocked something down, but after entering her daughters room she saw glass everywhere.
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“My first reaction was confusion, we couldn’t figure out what it was,” she said, before noticing holes in the double-pane window.
Police were called but couldn’t find the projectile at first. Jennings said police looked for witnesses before leaving, but were called back a couple hours later after she found the projectile.
“It came through the window across the room and hit the top right corner of my daughter’s dresser mirror a half inch to the right it would have hit the wall,” she said. “It hit the mirror and bounced back again to the other side of the room kind of in a V shape.”
Casper Police Public Information Officer Rebekah Ladd says the projectile has been logged into evidence and the case is under investigation.
Ladd says city ordinances state it is illegal to discharge firearms within city limits, and could result in a citation or arrest depending on the circumstances.
“The officer didn’t know if it was a small caliber bullet or a pellet, it is pretty mangled,” said Jennings.
“I really hope it was an accident,” she said. “It is upsetting to think about why someone would do something like that. We worry that someone might have been targeting our animals, but I don’t know why they would.”
Jennings’ daughter is a UW student who has been home since classes were canceled for COVID. She wasn’t in the room at the time, but the incident has left Jennings shaken.
“I know my daughter isn’t little, but she’s my youngest and if she were standing in front of her mirror it would have had two opportunities to hit her, right at head level honestly,” she said.