Woman Discovers Hole in Apartment Ceiling After Accidental Gun Discharge Upstairs

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(OnFocus) A 55-year-old Marshfield woman came to the police station on Monday to report the discovery of a hole in the ceiling and wall of her apartment bedroom.

From the trajectory, it appeared the hole was caused by a firearm from the upstairs apartment, according to the police report.

Police searched the upstairs residence with consent by the tenant and a hole was found to have gone through a bedroom mattress, carpet, and floorboard. The tenant’s 27-year-old son came to the residence and admitted to police that while cleaning a new pistol on April 18, the firearm accidentally discharged. He stated he hadn’t realized the round had entered the downstairs tenant’s bedroom.

No one was home in the downstairs apartment at the time of the incident.

Police referred a charge of negligent use of a weapon to the Wood County District Attorney’s Office. The man will cover the cost of repair damage for both apartments, the report stated.

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