Music drowns out gunfire in Tabor

A small gun

Two Tabor City homes were struck by fire from two weapons Thursday, according to police, and one of the victims didn’t know it due to her loud music.

Dennis Cox contacted police May 1, two days after the alleged incident. Ptm. B. Churchfield was on patrol in the 300 block of West Third Street when Dennis Cox flagged the officer down.
Cox showed the officer several bullet holes in his home, and said his neighbor’s house had been struck as well. 

The neighbor, Bettina Peterson, told Churchfield she didn’t know her home had been shot at first, due to her music being at high volume. Her home had been struck 11 times, the report said.

Churchfield recovered a number of fragments and empty casings from the area.


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