NY man fires bullet through wall, almost hits showering neighbor: prosecutors

Maya Rajamani
July 15, 2020 - 3:20 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Westchester County man was “target shooting” inside his house when one of the bullets he fired pierced a shared wall, went into his neighbor’s shower and almost hit her, prosecutors say. 

Connor Scanlan, 21, of Yorktown, was standing in the hallway of his house “target shooting” with a .22 caliber rifle around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday when his neighbors on Friends Road heard “loud bangs and repeated impacts” to the side of their home, the Westchester County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday. 

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When the neighbors investigated the noises, they found several bullet holes in the siding of Scanlan’s house, as well as an adjoining house, the DA’s office said. 

One of the bullets flew into a neighbor’s bathroom and landed in a shower where a woman was bathing, according to the DA’s office. The woman wasn’t injured. 

Scanlan was arrested later that day and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor prohibited use of a weapon, prosecutors said. 

He was released on recognizance and is expected to appear in court again on Aug. 18. His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Wednesday.