Amish Teen Bullet – An Amish teen was killed by a stray bullet in Ohio from a man who was cleaning his gun almost a mile and a half away. The girl was killed coming home from a christmas party by the stray bullet. She was later found lying on the side of a road.
According to an Ohio state sheriff, 15-year-old Rachel Yoder was found after horse and carriage was found by her brother just circling outside their home. He went out to find Rachel lying on the side of the road, initially investigators thought she had fallen from the buggy and struck her head. On Friday however, the bullet wound was found by the medical examiner.
Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly from Holmes county, said the man who had fired the bullet into the air, has come forward after hearing about the incident and also after neighbors heard a shot around the same time as the girl being struck.
Investigators are checking the rifle for a ballistics match, Zimmerly says.
“In all probability, it looks like an accidental shooting,” the sheriff told the AP, and no charges have been filed.
According to an AP report he has informed the Yoder family that the incident appears to be accidental.
“Obviously, that makes them feel a lot better than if someone might have been targeting the Amish or (if it was) a random shooting murder,” he says.
The shooting leaves the community horrified that a Amish teen can get hit by a stray bullet miles away, with a headshot, which makes this a is very unusual case under the circumstances.