Authorities seeking information on wayward bullets hitting Belchertown homes

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BELCHERTOWN — Authorities are asking for the public’s help with information related to bullets that struck two homes on Mountain View Drive within the past year.

The most recent incident, which occurred last week, involved an errant bullet shattering a sliding glass door at a Mountain View Drive residence.

No one was injured in the shooting, which took place in the afternoon hours of Friday, March 29. The homeowners were home at the time but not in the room where the bullet struck.

Police recovered a projectile at the scene and submitted it to the Massachusetts State Police Firearms Identification Section for analysis.

Previously, a wayward bullet struck a different residence on Mountain View Drive on June 27, 2023, when a glass door on the front of a nearby house was struck and shattered by a bullet. In that incident, nobody was struck or injured.

The Belchertown Police investigated the incident in tandem with the Granby Police Department and the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, but the origin of the bullet could not be determined.

Mountain View Drive is located along the Belchertown/Granby town line, approximately one mile east of the Granby Bow and Gun Club.

“These incidents have understandably caused the residents of this neighborhood a tremendous amount of fear and concern for their safety,” said Belchertown Police Chief Kevin Pacunas. “We are doing everything we can to determine where these errant bullets are coming from, and to prevent it from happening again.”

Anyone with information pertaining to either of these incidents is encouraged to contact Sergeant Robert Mann of the Belchertown Police Department at (413) 323-6685.

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