Police investigating mobile home shooting in Whitehall

WHITEHALL, N.Y. – Whitehall Police
are currently investigating the scene of a mobile home that was shot at early
Friday morning, narrowly missing a 3-year-old child, according to the

State Police and Whitehall Police
say they are on scene of mobile home #30 at 9850 State Route 4 in the Village
of Whitehall investigating the incident. 

The residents of the home, Julie and
Michael Pope, tell the NEWS CENTER they and their two sons, ages 18 and 3, were
asleep in the home when they were awoken by the sound of gunshots early Friday

The gunshots that went through the
mobile home nearly hit the 3-year-old boy while he was asleep in bed, Julie
Pope said.

“We woke up about a quarter after
four this morning, we heard some really loud bangs, had no idea what they were,”
said Pope.

Pope says police believed the
intended target was the next-door neighbor #29, the bullets actually traveling
through that trailer into the Pope's home. The resident of #29 told police,
“I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I never intended for this to happen,”
according to Pope.

The Pope family says they have
reported mischief in #29 multiple times to the landlord, but have failed to
receive assistance of any kind.

Lead Whitehall Police Investigator
Thomas Aiken says there are currently no suspects in the shooting and that no
one was hurt, but that they currently have a forensics team on the scene
looking into it further. Police are not allowing the family to leave at this
time as the investigation continues.


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