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Stray bullet narrowly missed 3 people in Lebanon home

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lebanon man says he is thankful his fiancee and granddaughters are alive after a stray bullet went through his home.

abc27 News spoke to the owner of the home, who did not want his identity revealed. The incident happened Tuesday night in the 600 block of Chestnut Street, near Harding Elementary School.

"My fiancee and her two granddaughters was in the living room and I heard a 'boom, boom, boom,'" he said. "And then my oldest grandchild hollered and said, 'G! They just shot through the window.'"

The bullet struck a door frame after passing through the living room and narrowly missing his fiancee and the seven- and nine-year-old girls.

"Scared," he said. "My heart was pumping big time 'cause I had three people in there, two kids. It was crazy, it was crazy."

Lebanon police said the bullets were meant for a robbery victim.

"He was approached by two individuals. One displayed a gun and said, 'Gimme your stuff,'" Police Chief Daniel Wright said of the robbery victim. "He was initially reluctant and they walked him a little bit down the street and when he attempted to run away from them, they shot at him."

Wright said such incidents are becoming all too common.

"We've noticed an increase in shots fired," he said. "We're very concerned about it, and when rounds go into an occupied structure, it raises our concern even higher."

Police have made no arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Lebanon City police at 717-272-6611.

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