Hanover Township residents dodge bullets one day after moving in


HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Hanover Township police are investigating a shooting directed at a home on Diamond Avenue after more than a dozen bullets were shot through the walls and windows. Some just missing the people inside, including a young child.

The shooting happened after 10:00 p.m. Sunday. Everyone who lived there were inside at the time.

“I heard probably about seven pop, pop, pop, pop,” said Michelle Kalinowski, resident.

Police say 16 bullet casings were found so far.

A terrifying start at a new home for the Delaney family who just moved in on Saturday.

“At the time, my wife and son were all sleeping. Fortunely my son was sleeping with us cause we just moved in this place so,” said James Delaney, resident.

One bullet went through the 4-year-olds’ bedroom on the second floor. Another bullet just missed the homeowners’ head while she was watching tv on the third floor.

“The whole house was shot through… Every single floor top to bottom. We’re very, very fortunate we’re all alive because whatever this was; there was intent to kill,” said Kalinowski.

Hanover Township police are now trying to track down the shooter. They are believed to have fled the scene in a vehicle traveling south on Diamond Avenue towards Krest Street.

“I need to stay strong for my family, but it’s horrifying. Never in my life would I expect something like this to happen. I mean you hear about it all the time, but never in my wildest dreams would I think that it would happen to my house,” said Delaney.

Residents now want justice.

“I want to know who did this. I want to make sure we’re taking action because if I’m one house and there is no reason that this happened who’s the next house in this area that this could happen too,” said Kalinowski.

“I pray to God someone’s got a camera here, and we can find out who did this. This could have been a horrible crime scene,” said Delaney.

At this hour police do not have a suspect.

Anyone with information or who may have captured the incident on nearby home surveillance, is asked to contact Hanover Township police.

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