Friday, Oct 30th, 2009
A gunshot struck the home of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs this month, and police in New Jersey are trying to determine whether the bullet was fired intentionally or was a stray.
State Police Sgt. Steve Jones said Thursday that his department received a call from Dobbs’ wife, who heard a shot and said a bullet hit her house. Jones said she had been outside her house with “an employee who worked with Dobbs” at 10:25 a.m. October 5.
There were no injuries in the incident, which occurred in a small community in northern New Jersey.
Jones said a bullet struck the section of the house where the attic is but didn’t penetrate the dwelling. He said the bullet fell to the ground and was recovered. Dobbs’ wife saw damage to the siding, Jones said.
“The bullet was taken by our detectives and turned over to our ballistics unit for further analysis,” Jones said. “At this point, all I can say is that it appears to be a long gun, not a handgun or shotgun.”