Bullet fired into Cushing Town Office

By Stephen Betts | Apr 13, 2018
Photo by: Maine.gov A bullet was found to have been fired into the Cushing Town Office April 13.

Cushing — A bullet was fired through the town clerk's office at the municipal building in Cushing.

The bullet was discovered Friday morning, April 13, but when the shooting occurred is not known.

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Alton Grover said an employee was watering a plant in the clerk's office and when she moved some leaves on the plant, she noticed a hole in the frame of a window.

At first, the employee suspected someone had tried to pry open the window with a tool. The Knox County Sheriff's Office was contacted and a deputy arrived.

He determined that a bullet had been fired into the building. He then inspected the clerk's office and found a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle lodged in a wall on the opposite side of the room.

Grover said the shot may have been fired around the same time as a string of other shootings last month, but that was not certain.

On March 24, the Sheriff's Office announced that it had identified the suspects involved in shooting incidents that took place during the early morning of March 15 in which homes were struck.

Shootings had occurred in Cushing, Friendship and Waldoboro.

Names are being withheld pending review by the District Attorney’s Office for the appropriate charge.

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