Petaluma Police seek public aid after a shot on Saturday night

by | Oct 26, 2021 | Driving Ranges

Petaluma Police are investigating after someone fired a gun late Saturday and sent a bullet into the home of an elderly Petaluma resident.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Saturday at 10:57 p.m., who could result in up to seven years in prison for the perpetrator if released.

The bullet, which may have been fired from an area near the Petaluma Golf Center on Stony Point Road, was found in an interior wall of the man’s home on the 300 block of Stony Point Road, police said.

Lt. Tim Lyons said officers recovered the cartridge but could not determine what caliber the ammunition was from.

“This seems to be accidental,” said Lyons. “The victim, an elderly man, said there was no reason why a stranger could have shot into his house.”

Lyons said the lap’s trajectory appeared to offset the origin of the shot near the driving range on stony Point Road. But officers couldn’t find any evidence near the shooting range and there were no other reports of gunfire in the area, Lyons said.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it does not appear to be a targeted shooting and it was determined that there was no additional threat to the public or the surrounding area,” said a Nixle warning from the Petaluma Police Department.

Petaluma Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or heard a gunshot late Saturday night to contact Officer Brandon Hansen at [email protected] or 707-781-1202.