Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Stray bullets have struck several homes recently in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood, and Mt. Juliet Police are very concerned with this activity and are hoping to identify the source of the bullets. On May 29, 2014 a bullet went through the window of a homeowner, who located the round in the living room couch. Three additional incidents recently occurred, reported on August 19, where three additional homes were struck.
The homes that were struck are in close proximity and no more than 2500 feet apart. It is believed that the stray bullets are coming from recreational shooting or hunting on nearby property. Shooting or firing any projectile is prohibited by Mt. Juliet City Code. However, it is believed that the shots are originating from adjacent properties on Beckwith Road that is not in the city limits. Prior to noticing the bullet holes, witnesses stated that they would hear frequent gun shots between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This afternoon, Mt. Juliet Police warned area residents about the stray bullet activity and began to knock on doors in the area where shots possibly came from. Police are encouraging residents to call if they hear loud gun shots near their homes so the location can be investigated.
Locations of Homes Struck by Stray Bullets:
- 600 Block of Belinda Parkway
- 1400 Block of Hilltop Dr
- 100 Block of Privateer Lane
- 200 Block of Sutler Place
Anyone with any information regarding the stray bullet incidents are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .