Lancaster

Man charged after bullet fired into room with 4 kids

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster County man is charged after a gun discharged in his home and the bullet went into a neighbor's house where four children were playing, police said.

David A. Sterling, 53, is charged with a felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and four counts of reckless endangerment regarding the incident in November 2017.

Manheim Township police said Sterling's neighbors heard a loud noise and found a glass window shattered in a lower level family room.

Four children were in the room when the time the bullet hit the window. Two children were sitting on a sectional sofa and two others were playing on the floor in front of the sofa.

The 9mm bullet was found within the cushions of the sofa.

Police said Sterling's 9mm handgun was tested and found to be functional.

Sterling surrendered to police. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail while he awaits a preliminary hearing.


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