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Mysterious gunshot passes within foot of the head of a person in Darien home

A gunshot into a residence on Broadway Road, Darien, passed within a foot of the head of an occupant at about 4:30 p.m., Thursday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Nobody was injured in the incident, but investigators are looking for information that might help them determine who fired the shot.

The projectile is identified as a .45 caliber sabot slug. The type is commonly used in a rifle-barreled shotgun, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The slug passed through a sliding glass door at the rear of the home from a southerly direction. It stopped when it struck a panel door.

Damage at the residence is estimated at $1,000.

The location of the residence is between Tinkham Road and Route 77.

Anybody with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call (585) 343-5000.

Mary E DelPlato
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