NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - 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 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 aiming
for a nearby street light. McCarver told The Associated Press that
nobody has been arrested and the holes are likely from pellets from
a shotgun shell.
New Boston is 100 miles northeast of Tyler. McCarver says he
does not think the incident is related to a string of church fires
in the Tyler area, in which two suspects were arrested last month.