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Midtown man speaks out after stray bullet strikes house

A St. Joseph homeowner is speaking out after the house he has lived in for more than 40 years was hit by a bullet Tuesday night.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 7:45 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2019 11:08 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph homeowner is speaking out after the house he has lived in for more than 40 years was hit by a bullet Tuesday night.

According to St. Joseph police, the shooting happened near the area of S. 15th Street and Sacramento Street just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police say that one home was struck by a single bullet and no was injured.

The shooting made for a scary night for the homeowners inside the house that was struck. Dale Hudson and his wife were both inside at the time of the shooting watching TV when it happened.

"I didn't know what was going on really," he said. "I just stayed inside."

The bullet struck a window in the living room of the home and came within 10 inches of Hudson's face.

"The curtain went up and boom," Hudson recalled. "I said sounds like somebody's shooting."

Police are investigating the shooting and were not sure what circumstances led to the shooting but said that more than 10 rounds were fired from the street.

Hudson said the gunfire was so rapid that he believes it was from a semi-automatic weapon.

"They were automatic weapons, I'm sure they were," he said. "Being around the military I know."

Hudson has lived in his home since 1975 and says he is fed up with the violence that happened near his home.

"There's other things to do than running around and shooting each other," he said. "I hope whoever done it will have a little more sense."

Police say that a white-sedan vehicle was possibly involved in the shooting. As of Wednesday, there were no suspects in custody related to the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police department at 816-238-TIPS.

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