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Stray Bullet Lands In N. Mankato Weatherman’s Home

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NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — A close call for a North Mankato family when a stray bullet breaks a window and enters their home.

It happened around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon while the family was home.

“Struck near a male who was in the kitchen and he picked the object up, not knowing what it was, and realized that it appeared to be a bullet fragment,” said Officer Shawn Morgan.

That man happened to be KEYC weatherman Mitch Keegan, who was standing in the kitchen of his mother–in–law’s home when the bullet came through the window, breaking two panes of glass, and landing in the dog’s water dish.

He wasn’t too taken aback, but definitely doesn’t like the idea of stray bullets flying around.

“When the officers were here, we said it was odd for something like that to happen and obviously I don’t think we were targeted, but it’s concerning because we had two little kids in the house,” said Keegan.

Police say the bullet had lost most of its energy by the time it entered the home, and no one was hurt.

Investigators determined that the shot came from the Minnesota River area to the east. KEYC reports authorities have no suspects but are hoping the public can help.

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