• Homes sprayed by bullets with children sleeping inside

    By: Alexa Ashwell


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are searching for the shooters who fired more than a dozen bullets into three homes where children slept in east Charlotte.
    Investigators responded to the 9200 block of Bradstreet Commons Way just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    "I saw bullets casings all throughout the street," said Kjuana Diggs, whose house was hit by at least one bullet.
    Diggs said she was doing some work in her home while her 8-year-old and 3-month-old daughters slept when she heard gunshots.
    "I hit the ground and made sure my daughter stayed in her bed," said Diggs.
    Diggs showed Channel 9 a bullet hole in the side of her house. Her next-door neighbor's house was hit by even more bullets. 
    A woman, her 60-year-old mother and her 6-year-old child were asleep in that home at the time. Diggs told Channel 9 one bullet went through the grandmother's bedroom. 
    "I think some kind of altercation happened at the intersection and people just started shooting," said Diggs.
    The house two doors down from her home was also hit with bullets. A woman and her 1-year-old son were inside the home at the time. No one was injured.
    "This is devastating," said Diggs. "Children play here. Something needs to be done."
    Channel 9 spotted police patrolling the neighborhood Friday.  Diggs said the added protection makes her feel safer but she wants witnesses to come forward with information.
    "It's not going to stop if people continue to keep their mouth shut," said Diggs.
    Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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