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Police investigating mobile home shooting in Whitehall


WHITEHALL, N.Y. - Whitehall Police are currently investigating the scene of a mobile home that was shot at early Friday morning, narrowly missing a 3-year-old child, according to the residents.

State Police and Whitehall Police say they are on scene of mobile home #30 at 9850 State Route 4 in the Village of Whitehall investigating the incident. 

The residents of the home, Julie and Michael Pope, tell the NEWS CENTER they and their two sons, ages 18 and 3, were asleep in the home when they were awoken by the sound of gunshots early Friday morning.

The gunshots that went through the mobile home nearly hit the 3-year-old boy while he was asleep in bed, Julie Pope said.

"We woke up about a quarter after four this morning, we heard some really loud bangs, had no idea what they were," said Pope.

Pope says police believed the intended target was the next-door neighbor #29, the bullets actually traveling through that trailer into the Pope's home. The resident of #29 told police, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I never intended for this to happen," according to Pope.

The Pope family says they have reported mischief in #29 multiple times to the landlord, but have failed to receive assistance of any kind.

Lead Whitehall Police Investigator Thomas Aiken says there are currently no suspects in the shooting and that no one was hurt, but that they currently have a forensics team on the scene looking into it further. Police are not allowing the family to leave at this time as the investigation continues.


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