Dozens of bullet holes found in church

March 19, 2010 10:00:47 AM PDT
Changing a lightbulb at a church in the New Boston area led to the discovery of nearly three dozen bullet holes along some eaves. Liberty Hill Baptist Church co-Pastor James O. Hilton says electrical wiring could have been damaged and the shooter "took a chance on setting the church on fire."

At least 35 bullet holes were discovered March 12. Investigator Robby McCarver with the Bowie (BOO'-ee) County Sheriff's Office said Friday that it looks like someone was trying to shoot out a street light and "the church was in the background and got hit."

McCarver told The Associated Press that nobody has been arrested.

New Boston is 100 miles northeast of Tyler, where the investigation into a string of area church fires led to the February arrest of two suspects.


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