Police: Stray target-practice bullet kills Michigan woman

RILEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 73-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet that apparently came into her home from a neighbor’s target practice in rural Michigan.

Michigan State Police say Shirley Pfeil’s husband reported that she collapsed Sunday shortly after he heard a “loud crack.” He says she was shot while in a kitchen area of their home in Riley Township, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.

Police say a 21-year-old man had been shooting at a berm on his nearby property. Police say he’s cooperating with investigators.

The St. Clair County prosecutor’s office is expected to review the case once police complete their investigation. Lt. Dave Kaiser says target practice isn’t illegal or uncommon in the area, but people must make sure they’re shooting in a safe direction.

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1 Comment

  • memascarter

    Your that BAD of a shot, and you kill someone, Someone should take your guns from you. NO one husl be allowed to target practice unless it is in a legal place of business for target practicing. If you allow this then the people should be held accountable for their killing others. She was not hurting you or threatening you. I would blast you as a MURDERER, because that is what you did.