TOWN OF NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - A warning tonight from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office after people in the Town of Neenah say someone has fired shots in their direction twice since the middle of June. No one was injured in either incident, but the shootings have the neighbors on edge.
It was on Sundial Lane in the Town of Neenah, back on June 19th when Roger Cardinal heard the first shot ring out.
According to Cardinal, "I was in the backyard and I heard a .22 rifle go off and I heard the bullet. It ricocheted off something. I heard it zing about my head right through my tree."
And then on Sunday, one of Cardinal's neighbors experienced the same thing. The woman tells Action 2 News she was pulling weeds in her backyard when she heard a shot, and then heard the bullet whizzing by her head.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the rounds are believed to have been from a .22 caliber rifle. And based on the trajectory, authorities say the bullets most likely traveled from behind the homes on Sundial Lane, but with another residential street, just on the other side of a wooded area behind the homes, the Sheriff's Office isn't sure who fired the shots or why.
And while residents don't believe they're being targeted by whoever is firing the rounds, they do think that the frequency of the incidents is alarming, law enforcement agrees.
Roger Cardinal says, "I'm sure one of the neighbors heard something here, somebody has got to track this down and this straightened out before somebody gets hurt."
"Our number concern is for human life and anyone that is enjoying their backyard or doing yard work, we wouldn't want this, for them to be harmed by the unsafe discharging of a firearm," adds Lt. Lori Seiler from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.
Firing a weapon, in a populated area, is also against town ordinance. And the Sheriff's Office is cautioning anyone in the area to use common firearm safety.