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Authorities are saying its lucky nobody was injured after a bullet pierced an occupied Beatrice business Sunday evening.

Police Chief Bruce Lang said the department has suspects in the shooting and served a warrant as of Monday morning, but no arrests had been made related to the shooting.

The incident occurred at around 10 p.m. Sunday at Mom’s Corner convenience store at 566 W. Court St. in Beatrice.

“People reported that they heard a loud noise and a bullet went through their store,” Lang said. “They said it was near both a customer and the clerk. No one was injured and we are still investigating it.”

Authorities are continuing their investigation, including where the bullet came from based on its trajectory. Lang was unaware what type of bullet was shot, or whether it was from a rifle or handgun.

He stressed that the situation was a dangerous one that could have killed those inside the store at the time.

“It could have ended very badly and when you shoot into an occupied structure, that’s how bad things happen,” he said. “We’re not sure of the motivation at this point or what prompted this, we’re just thankful at this point that nobody was injured.”

  

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