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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2017
For more information contact:
Lieutenant John Hennessey

Motor Vehicle Incident, Route 101

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at approximately 0946 hours, New Hampshire State Police, Troop A received a call from a woman identified as Kristen Burke, age 36 of Hampton, regarding an incident that occurred on Tuesday April 11, 2017, on Route 101 between exit 8 and 7. Ms. Burke reported that on April 11, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours, she was traveling on Route 101 westbound through Brentwood and Epping when she observed an "item" come from her right side and strike the windshield of her vehicle. Assuming this was a rock that had struck the windshield, Ms. Burke continued driving to her destination, and the following day she took the vehicle to Safelite Auto Glass in Tilton to have the damage assessed and repaired. Upon further observation by glass technicians at Safelite, it was determined that the item that struck Ms. Burke's windshield was a bullet and not a rock.

An investigation into this incident was conducted by Troop A Detectives. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that the round that hit Ms. Burke's windshield did more than likely come from the Sig Sauer Academy, which is located directly to the north of the location of the original incident. Though the investigation disclosed that rounds being fired from the ranges at the Sig Sauer Academy were falling out onto Route 101, the investigation verified that that the round that collided with Ms. Burke's windshield could not have been fired from a pistol at the time she was traveling on Route 101. As a result of the findings of this investigation, the ranges facing Route 101 at Sig Sauer have been shut down until a proper round retention system is installed.

Upon completion of the investigation, the case was referred to the Rockingham County Attorney's Office for review, and it has been determined that no further law enforcement action will ensue.

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