Longview officials investigating stray bullet that hit firefighter's truck

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:52am

Longview officials are investigating a stray bullet incident that damaged a firefighter's personal vehicle at the Central Fire Station on Cotton Street.

A Longview Fire Department spokesman says the firefighter woke up this morning and found a bullet hole in his driver's side windshield. The lone bullet was was found resting on the passenger side of his truck's dashboard.

The firefighter reports last seeing his truck in normal condition around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say the truck was parked just a few feet away from where the firefighter's living quarters are located. Based on the trajectory of the slug and the location of the vehicle, authorities believe the stray bullet was from someone shooting in the air.

No injuries were reported.


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