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Police: Man Shooting Target Practice Kills Neighbor

The woman was in her kitchen when she was hit.

March 26, 2018 - 8:48 am

ST. CLAIR COUNTY (WWJ) - A 73-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a stray bullet inside her St. Clair County home.

The woman was inside her kitchen on Dunn Road in Riley Township. Her husband says he heard a loud sound -- then saw his wife collapse to the floor.  

A 21-year-old neighbor is said to have been shooting target practice on his property and missed what he was trying to hit. 

That man is cooperating with police - he is not in custody. There is no word on what charges he may face. 

An investigation continues. State Police telling WWJ Newsradio 950 that it will be a couple days before a report is submitted to the St. Clair County Sheriff Department.