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Stray bullet goes through Molalla home, lodges in refrigerator

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MOLALLA, OR (KPTV) -

A stray bullet traveled through the door and window of a Molalla home before lodging in a refrigerator.

Jessica Bush and her sister discovered the bullet Sunday evening when they returned home after spending the afternoon away.

No one was hurt, but Bush said the experience is unsettling.

"We could have been and we have animals, horses, dogs, cats, our neighbor has cattle. It could have hurt anybody," she said. "If you're shooting guns, be responsible about it."

Bush believes someone was taking target practice in the area of her South Fernwood Road that day and may not have realized the bullet hither house.

The bullet is a .223, which is often used in high-powered rifles.

Based on the distance between her home and neighboring properties, Bush believes the bullet traveled some distance before hitting her house.

"I realize we really live out in the middle of nowhere so there really aren't that many homes. So I knew it had to come from a ways," she said. "But it's a scary thought how far stray bullets can travel. And I think people need to be aware of that when they're shooting out the weapons."

She will have to replace her refrigerator and repair her door and window. While Bush has homeowner's insurance, she must pay a costly deductible.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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