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NY: Bullet Fired at Deer Passes Through Crib

Hunter shoots through wall into baby's crib

The Post-Standard
Sunday December 07, 2008, 1:02 PM

A hunter has been charged with firing a shot that hit a house, went through the wall and passed through a baby's crib around 7:15 a.m. Saturday, state police said Sunday.

The infant had been removed from the crib just before the shooting and was not hurt, police said.

Gene P. Whipple, 37, of Waterville was charged with reckless endangerment, 2nd degree, over the shooting in the town of Marshall in Oneida County.

He fired four shots toward the house, one of which went through the outside wall, penetrated the crib's mattress and became lodged in a piece of furniture, police said.

Whipple was about 400 yards away from the house, well outside the 500-foot minimum required by law, state police Investigator Bethany R. Major said.

Major said the hunter didn't know one of his shots hit the house until troopers arrived. He was still on the scene, searching for blood or deer tracks, she said.

"He didn't realize the bullet had struck the residence," Major said.

The deer he was shooting at was in a field behind the house, which is located in a rural area, police said.

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