Safety concerns after bullets hit multiple Medina Township homes

MEDINA TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - Police are trying to figure out who's responsible for a string of bullets hitting people's homes in one Medina Township neighborhood.

Families who live in the Morning Song Development are worried for their safety after at least four homeowners noticed bullets hit their homes.

"I was right in this spot. I remember that I was spraying my weeds," said Mark Bolenski, who was out doing yard work Saturday when a bullet hit just feet from him.

"I thought I heard something hit and I looked down and the casing is on the ground. I had no idea what it was at first," he said.

Neighbors said they're used to hearing gunshots because people who live in Medina Township are allowed to shoot their guns.

"Especially around the 4th of July, it was like fireworks going off. It really was," said George Seabeck.

Despite hearing the gunshots, Bolenski's never had a close call before, and he's not alone. Police Chief David Arbogast said bullets hit at least four homes in the Morning Song Development within the last week.

"My biggest fear is that somebody gets shot," Arbogast said.

Medina Township police said a home on Windchime Drive was shot and multiple homes on Morning Song Drive were hit, which back up to the woods.

Arbogast said he's not sure why someone's shooting. He also said it's tough to figure out where the shots are coming, because bullets from a high powered rifle can travel miles.

"I would hope that it's very careless people, but, again, at 1:20 in the morning it's a bit unusual for the time to go out and target practicing," he said.

Arbogast wants people to be more responsible, especially when they're using guns near a neighborhood with a lot of kids.

"Just know what you're doing if you're going to handle a gun. I have a concealed carry and I won't shoot here. I go to a range and shoot. I won't shoot with the potential of hurting somebody," Bolenski said.

The last reported gunshot was just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, but most often the gunshots are heard in the afternoon and evening. Medina Township police are upping patrols and going door-to-door to try to figure out who's firing the shots. If you hear or see anything call Medina Township's non-emergency dispatch at 330-723-5191.

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