A single bullet hole in the bathroom window of a house on Chief Lake Road and Sparrow Crescent is raising some concerns. On Thursday, September 21st, Delena Stevens, came home for lunch only to find the top corner of her bathroom mirror shattered. “I was like ‘Oh that’s weird’, and I just swept it up and carried on. Our en-suite window was open a little bit so you couldn’t see what had actually happened. My husband was in the bathroom and was like ‘Now I know what the problem is, there is a bullet hole’.”
Alarmed, the Stevens called the police. “The police came up and looked at it,” says Delena. “My husband has hunted a lot so they were just talking. My husband said ‘I don’t think it was deliberate because it was just a piece of the bullet that was found’. The police officer agreed with him and just said ‘I think it was a total stray bullet, maybe someone hunting back in there’.”
Although no one can confirm a hunter fired the shot, the Stevens’ home is located across from a large, wooded area. “We have lots of wildlife around, with the bears and the deer,” said their daughter, Kylee Stevens.
Conservation Officer, Eamond McAurther, says high hunting season runs from September to November. He cautions hunters to be aware of their surroundings. “Ultimately it’s going to come down to if you’re the one that fires the shot, you’re going to be the one that has to wear anything that that shot does.”
“There’s lots of children around here,” says Delena. “What if I had been home? What if someone had been using the bathroom? Or the dogs. They could have hit one of my dogs.”
It is illegal for people to discharge a firearm within City limits. A map of the Prince George boundary can be found on the City’s website.