Stray bullet hits house in Norfolk County, intoxicated hunter arrested

Residents on Windham Road in Norfolk County had a close call Monday evening when a stray bullet hit their house while they were sitting outside.

The shot struck the house around 7 p.m. and the residents — who were not physically hurt — promptly called police.

Officers from Norfolk County OPP responded and found a hunting party nearby. After a brief investigation, police arrested a 44-year-old Norfolk man and charged him with operation while impaired by alcohol.

Police said the shooting is still under investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator