Virginia Man Shoots Into Neighbor’s Home While ‘Practicing Trigger Pulls’

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Sheriff’s officials in Loudoun County, Va., said a man there accidentally shot a bullet into his neighbor’s home on Friday while he was “practicing trigger pulls,” according to the Loudoun Times.

The newspaper reported that Bryan K. Johnson, 47, of South Riding, Va., was being charged with “reckless handling of a firearm,” after the incident with the .38 revolver.

According to the Times, the sheriff’s office stated that Johnson said the incident occurred because he was “practicing trigger pulls.” The Times also reported that Johnson reportedly said he thought all of the rounds from his gun had been cleared during an earlier cleaning.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

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