YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 21-year-old Yorktown man told police he was "target shooting" in the hallway of his home when one of the bullets entered his neighbor's shower where a woman was bathing, according to the Westchester County District Attorney.
Officials said no one was injured from the incident.
Connor Scanlan, of Friends Road in Yorktown, was charged Sunday with first degree reckless endangerment, a felony, criminal mischief and prohibited use of a weapon when he allegedly fired bullets in his home, piercing the walls of his neighbor's home.
Scanlan was arrested July 12 and arraigned by video conference before Judge Salvatore Lagonia in the Yorktown Justice Court. He was released on his own recognizance. He has a second court date scheduled for Aug. 18.
Scanlan's neighbors called police at about 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, when they heard loud bangs and repeated hits to the side of their home, the district attorney said. Yorktown Police responded and found several bullet holes in the siding of both Scanlan's home and the adjoining house.
The 21-year-old told police he had been shooting the .22 caliber rifle in the hallway of his house. Police took the gun along with several other airsoft rifles and related paraphernalia. The rifle is a legally-owned weapon, officials said.