Ohio police arrest 2 men after gunfire hits homes

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MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) -- Two men have been arrested after authorities say bullets from an assault rifle they were firing traveled into the homes of residents 500 yards away.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/13GUR1A ) the panicked homeowners called 911 to report sounds of rapid gunfire hitting their houses in Montville Township in northeast Ohio. Bullets became lodged into walls and a microwave.

Sgt. Matthew Neil of the Montville Township police says officers went to investigate the shots and a second round of gunfire started. An office reported hearing bullets going over his head.

Neil said the two men were shooting at paper targets with no back stop, and they had been drinking.

Officers seized an AK-47 assault rifle with 628 rounds and three handguns. Neil said charges are pending against the men.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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