Sgt. Neil says target practice is allowed in Montville Township, and the men passed background checks. However, Neil says, they will face charges related to drinking alcohol while handling the weapons and for failing to operate the guns safely. They did not use a proper backstop, Sgt. Neil says. Police said that further investigation revealed that the men had been consuming alcohol and were shooting at paper targets with no back stop. The distance from the area the men were shooting to the homes that were struck is estimated to be 500 yards. The homes that were struck were both occupied, but no one was hurt. Both homes sustained damage, with one of the homes having two AK-47 bullet holes through the walls. After going through the wall, one of the rounds became lodged into a kitchen appliance at head level.