Billerica – On Sunday, August 16 around 9:15 PM a resident at 7 Putney Circle reported via E-911 a loud bang and what they believed to be a hole through the front of their home. Officers responded and confirmed that a single gunshot had pierced the front second floor of their split-entry style single family residence. The round entered just below a window of a front laundry room that was under construction at the time. The round traveled through the laundry room and entered into an interior kitchen wall after having passed through an interior corridor. At the time of the incident there were multiple persons present in the home, including young children. Thankfully, nobody was injured during the incident.
The Billerica Police spent an extended period searching the area for evidence and witnesses related to the incident. This included an extensive search of the area with the assistance of NEMLEC K9 assets specifically trained in detecting ballistic evidence. At this time the incident appears to be random as the homeowner and occupants confirmed they have not received any threats nor did they have any knowledge of a motive for someone to target the home. At this time, Billerica PD has no additional information to share with the public on the incident. If anyone has any information related to the incident, we would ask they call 978-667-1212 or visit our website at www.billericapolice.org.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653.