• Shots fired into Charlotte home as 7 children prepare for school

    By: Alexa Ashwell


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for the shooters who fired multiple bullets into a town home full of children in west Charlotte.
    Detectives were called to Julian Lane around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The mother told Channel 9 she was home with seven children, including a 2-year-old when the shooting happened.
    "I was getting the kids ready for school when I heard glass shattering, said the mother, who didn't want to be identified. "One bullet went through the downstairs bedroom, into a bathroom and then ended up in our kitchen."
    The mother said she and the majority of the children were in the living room at the time. No one was shot but she said one bullet came close to her 14-year-old daughter who was upstairs getting ready for school.
    "I was in the bathroom and heard a popping noise," said the girl. "I looked and saw a bullet hole in the wall."
    Witnesses said the people sped off in a green SUV. 
    Investigators wouldn't confirm this information but said they are still looking for those responsible.
    The mother told Channel 9 she believes the people targeted the wrong house but doesn't understand how the mix-up happened.
    "My sister and I have lived here with our children for three years," the mother said. "We have toys outside our house. Children obviously live here. I don't even want to imagine what could have happened if the shooting occurred just five minutes later than it did. We were about to walk out the door to go to school."
    Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.

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