A stray bullet was fired through the walls of three apartments at Cougar Village early today but no one was injured, Columbus police said.
An investigation revealed the errant bullet was fired from an apartment in Building No. 5. at 4712 Milgen Road where a man said he was attempting to clean his 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol about 2:15 a.m. The weapon apparently hadn’t been fully cleared before it fired.
The shot went through the man’s bedroom wall, continued to the next door apartment before stopping in the third apartment. Police retrieved a bullet from the third apartment.
Before police arrived, residents in the other two apartments reported possible gunshots in the area. One couple said they heard a loud pop. Another couple said a loud pop was heard but they were unsure about the source of the noise.
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None of the victims wanted to pursue a reckless conduct charge in connection with the shot fired., police said.