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Bullet Flies Through Broken Arrow Woman's Home Again

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The first time Vickie had this problem, she was doing laundry. The bullet came in through the laundry room, and an officer found it imbedded in a pillow. The first time Vickie had this problem, she was doing laundry. The bullet came in through the laundry room, and an officer found it imbedded in a pillow.
On Sunday, the bullet came in her dining room window, went through her kitchen and out the back of her house. On Sunday, the bullet came in her dining room window, went through her kitchen and out the back of her house.
Vickie was told it's legal for people to shoot on the side of the river that's county property, but not the side that's in the Bixby city limits. Vickie was told it's legal for people to shoot on the side of the river that's county property, but not the side that's in the Bixby city limits.

By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- A Broken Arrow woman is furious after a bullet flies through her home for the second time in a year.

She says the Arkansas River draws shooters, but they clearly don't realize how far their bullets travel or where they can end up.

It's a miracle no one was hit Sunday when a high powered rifle shot crashed into a family's front dining room window, went through their kitchen and out the back of their house.

The first time Vickie had this problem, she was doing laundry. The bullet came in through the laundry room, and an officer found it imbedded in a pillow. Vickie could have easily been in the bullet's path. 

On Sunday, she heard the shooting going on at the river across from her home, but figured the bullet last year was a fluke, but it happened again.

This time, it came in her dining room window. The real shock came when she and the officer tried to find where the bullet landed.

"We were looking up here, but then he asked if I checked the back of the house, so we walked through here and you can see how big that hole is and that's where it went out of my house, into the backyard where I was working," said Vickie.

Vickie lives on a golf course and says there was a golf tournament there Sunday afternoon and anyone could've been hit. 

The officer told her it came from a high powered rifle, which can travel a mile.

Vickie says if the weather is nice, people are out shooting.

"It's not the single pops, it's the pop, pop, pop, the automatic fire, that scares me to death," said Vickie.

Vickie was told it's legal for people to shoot on the side of the river that's county property, but not the side that's in the Bixby city limits. 

She says it's a no-brainer that something should be done since people are in danger.

"Stop the shooting or manage the shooting or re-direct the shooting or put signs up that say ‘don't shoot past here' or educate them, something can be done. It can be fixed," said Vickie.

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says if they get a complaint about shooting on the river, they can go check it out, but it is legal. 

Vickie feels like the law should be re-evaluated now that so many developments have popped up along the river or steps should be taken to make sure these shooters know where their bullets end up.

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