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Bullet hits girl’s pillow

Authorities in Stearns County were searching Monday for whoever fired the shot that pierced a 16-year-old girl’s bedroom wall and hit her pillow.
The Associated Press reported on the incident, which hit “close to home? for me (it happened about 5 miles away from where my family lives), using information from The St. Cloud Times.
The shot happened between 11 a.m. and noon Sunday at the home between Clearwater and St Augusta in central Minnesota. No one had permission to hunt in the area near the home.
According to the girl’s father, Tony Studer, Johanna Armstrong returned to her room after taking a shower to find her pillow damaged and feathers scattered around her room.
He said they thought it was the family cat, but then they found the black-powder bullet in the bed covers and found the bullet hole in the house.
The St. Cloud Times reported that the girl had been sleeping in the bed less than an hour before the bullet was fired.
Stearns County Sgt. Ken Friday said the shot came from a .50-caliber muzzleloader, which he said is powerful enough to kill both deer and people.
The muzzleloader deer hunting season started over the weekend in Minnesota.

The St. Cloud Times:
http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071126/NEWS01/111260038

The Associated Press:
http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1574348.html