Gunshot fired through window of Blythewood home

BLYTHEWOOD – A Blythewood family was not at home on the afternoon of Jan. 12 when a bullet came crashing through the breakfast room window of their home and traveled through a kitchen cabinet, into the dining room before embedding into an adjacent wall.

Rimer Pond Road resident Gina Lee points to a bullet hole left in her family’s breakfast room window during the afternoon of Jan. 19. So far there are no suspects. | Barbara ball

“It had to have happened between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that Friday afternoon,” homeowner Gina Lee said on Tuesday.

“My husband, Pete, and my mother-in-law left the house about 11:30 that morning,” Lee said.

When Lee came home from work at her hair salon in downtown Blythewood about 12:30 p.m., she started to make coffee and noticed a bullet hole in the kitchen cabinet, just above her head.

“It scared me to death!” Lee said. “I could see inside the cabinet that it went through the wall into the dining room so I checked in the dining room,” Lee said. “I could see where the bullet lodged in the far wall of the dining room.”

“We won’t know the caliber of the bullet until we tear out a place in the wall to retrieve the shell,” she said.

Curtis Wilson, Public Information Officer for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, said on Wednesday that the incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about shots fired in the vicinity of Highway 21 and Rimer Pond Road on Jan. 12 should call (803)576-3000.