Bullet Pierces Bedroom Wall in Watertown, Almost Hitting Resident: Police

Police are investigating after a gun battle in Watertown sent a bullet through the bedroom wall of a nearby house, nearly striking a resident early Saturday morning.

According to police, the occupants of two cars traded gunfire on Buckingham Street around 2 a.m. Saturday. The first 911 call came from someone on the 500 block, who reported hearing gunshots moments before a pullet pierced the resident's home.

Seconds later, residents of the 700 block reported hearing three more gunshots and cars speeding away. Police said the gun battle took place over the course of about 15 seconds.

Investigators believe the home was struck by accident. Two vehicles were involved, including possibly a silver sedan, according to police.

More gunfire was reported in the area of Claxton Avenue around 4 a.m. Officers searched the neighborhood but could not find any evidence of gunshots, police said.

No one was hurt in either incident. Anyone with information is urged to call Watertown police at 860-945-5200 or submit a tip to Crimestoppers at 860-945-9940. Tips may remain anonymous.

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