A stray bullet that came through a rear-facing window screen on the second floor of a house on Pardon’s Wood Lane came from Camp Fogarty, police said Thursday.
The resident notified police Sept. 10 after finding the bullet. Camp Fogarty is a training center for the Rhode Island Army National Guard. The entrance to the camp is on South County Trail, but the property extends to within a few hundred feet of the end of Pardon’s Wood Lane.
The house in question, 1 Pardon’s Wood Lane, is at the top of the lane, on the corner of Tillinghast Road.
Through investigation, police discovered the lead bullet, a 7.62 mm/.30″ caliber, had been fired from a rifle barrel on Camp Fogarty property.
The Rhode Island National Guard has been cooperating in this investigation. The firing range at Camp Fogarty for off-duty Department of Defense personnel and first responders has been shut down, according to EG Deputy Police Chief Stanley Cirella.
Police are still investigating.