KENILWORTH – Wellington OPP are reminding hunters to exercise caution after a shotgun slug was carelessly fired into a residence on Sideroad 6 East between Concession Road 4 North, near Kenilworth.
The rural home is surrounded by fields and bush that are routinely hunted. The slug was fired from the east of the residence and shattered glass, trim and a wall before hitting a chair.
Thankfully nobody was home at the time and no one was injured or killed. OPP have notified the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Competent hunters will be aware of their target and beyond and will ensure they have a proper back stop before pulling the trigger. The person who took this shot was not mindful of the trajectory of the round and put people’s lives at risk.
OPP have not identified a suspect but are asking anyone who may have knowledge of who was hunting in the Sideroad 6 area between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. November 8, 2017 to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122.