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Bullet fired through window of Willmar home

WILLMAR - Police are investigating after a bullet traveled through the upstairs window of a Willmar home early Thursday morning. No one was injured. The bullet traveled through a dresser and wall inside the home on the 900 block of 20th Avenue So...

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WILLMAR – Police are investigating after a bullet traveled through the upstairs window of a Willmar home early Thursday morning.

No one was injured. The bullet traveled through a dresser and wall inside the home on the 900 block of 20th Avenue Southeast. Police later recovered a shotgun slug in the home, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt.

According to Willmar Police Department records, the bullet hole was discovered hours after several reports of the sound of gunfire or an explosion in the area. At least three people called police about the sounds at 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Thursday, describing the noise as a β€œblast” or β€œa loud bang.”

At 4 a.m., Willmar police searched the area, but did not hear any gunshots or noises of that nature.

The bullet hole was not discovered until around 7:15 a.m. A woman at the home told police that her daughters heard something hitting the walls of the home early Thursday, along with the gunshot-like noises at 2 and 4 a.m.

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Felt said police are trying to determine whether the gunshot was related to an argument observed in the area several hours before the sounds of gunfire. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

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