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GALION -- A Galion resident was "very fortunate" to avoid injury on Tuesday morning after four shots were fired into a Cherry Street home, according to authorities.

The Galion Police Department is asking for the public's help while investigating a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Cherry Street at approximately 12:28 a.m. Neighbors called the police department and reported hearing four gunshots. 

Police said a black Dodge Charger was reported fleeeing the area possibly heading northbound and exiting along Harding Way West. Anyone that saw a vehicle matching that description at that time is asked to call Galion Police Detective Robert Burkey at 419-468-9111 or the confidential tip line at 419-468-3480. 

At the scene, officers found four holes on the side of a house on Cherry Street, and one bullet was recovered which was lodged in an interior door of the same house.

Police say the bullets were fired into the bedroom of a residence where the occupant was sleeping. No one was injured in the incident.

Evidence will be sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for processing. 

The Galion Police Department received assistance from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Mansfield Police Department.

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