6 target shooters sentenced over woman hurt by bullet

court_gavel_4

DENVER, Pa. (AP) – Six target shooters charged after a woman was hit in the neck by a stray bullet inside her parent’s Pennsylvania home must pay $120,000 in restitution.

LNP reports Vernon Kurtz, Kyle Sholly, Andrew Richards, Tawny Kissinger, and Amy Dunn, all of Denver; and Lebanon resident Wesley Melhuish, were also placed in a program for first-time offenders in Thursday’s sentencing. None can own a firearm while in the program.

T6 target shooters sentenced over woman hurt by bullethe group had been shooting at a tree stump from a second-floor deck in February.

A stray round traveled about 1,600 feet through a field and entered an East Cocalico Township home’s window. It struck a 22-year-old Jaime Horning, who was sitting at a kitchen table.

The judge told the six they were getting “quite a break.”

A seventh person charged is to plead on Dec. 15.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s