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Investigators: Gem Lake shooting accidental

Investigators: Gem Lake shooting accidental

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho - The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday's shooting at Gem Lake was likely an accident.

Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, witnesses reported hearing a whizzing sound before noticing bullet holes in two windows of a parked mini van.

"The reality is that the trajectory of that bullet, we can show, came from quite a distance away because one shot was in a higher portion of the window, when it exited, it came at a lower portion of the window," said Sgt. Jeff Edwards.

Edwards said the bullet could have been fired from as far as two miles away – likely from a rifle.

"It could have been something as simple as somebody target practicing, missing a berm. We really don't feel it was an intentional shot in a parking location," said Edwards.

The Sheriff's Office said it is trying to locate the person who fired the gun. If you have any information, you can call police at 529-1375.

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