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Police Investigate Gunfire in Portland
07/19/2013 1:35 PM ET  

Portland police are investigating gunfire in which one of the bullets nearly hit a sleeping child.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Police canvassed a neighborhood Friday for witnesses and videotape footage that might yield clues. They don't believe the sleeping child or her father were targeted.

The Portland Press Herald said police found a hole in the siding where a single bullet, probably from a handgun, pierced the wall on the side of the house. Inside, it narrowly missed the 9-year-old and her father in a bedroom.

Police were alerted to the gunfire at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Alex Endy, who has three children, told police he heard one gunshot, followed by two more in rapid succession.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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