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Flying bullets a mystery on Franklin County street

Posted April 13, 2012
Updated April 14, 2012

— Residents of a Zebulon neighborhood are wondering where the bullets came from that whizzed past children at play and landed in their homes Tuesday evening.

John Grosso said he was outside his house in the 200 block of Leghorn Drive when he heard a sound "like a schwoo." Grosso's daughter heard something whistle past her ears. Puffs of dust popped up around them.

"I almost got hit and did not realize it," Grosso said

Two doors down, Frank Hazard saw a bullet smash through a window and into a mirror inside his bathroom. Luckily, no one was in the room at the time.

"Go over 15 feet and it could have been a tragedy," Hazard said. 

A sheriff's deputy told Hazard the shots could have come from a high-powered rifle fired from far away.

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Both Hazard and Grosso have no problem with gun ownership or shooting guns. They just want people to do it responsibly.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating where the shots came from.


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  • commonsense4 Apr 16, 2012

    Guns and uneducated hillbillies don't mix!

  • cwmllc1952 Apr 16, 2012

    Zebulon is mainly in Wake Couny. In January I contacted Wake Commissioner Joe Bryan about Target Shooting in Wake County and He basically told me to call someone else.He is from my area in Knightdale. Target shooting wit high powered weapon and large 20 and 30 round clips is out of control. Wake County has a designated shooting range. COMMISSIONERS DO YOUR JOB AND PROTECT WAKE CITIZENS Pass an ordinance