CHARLOTTE — A couple was narrowly struck by bullets that were shot into their home during a shootout in the Brightwalk community off Statesville Road in north Charlotte.
Police say it stemmed from a home invasion at a nearby apartment complex.
“All of a sudden, it was just, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,’” said neighbor Tiffany Schrieber. “Just it sounded like some type of war movie.”
Schrieber lives across the street with her fiancé.
They were sitting on their couch Monday night and heard what they thought were fireworks.
“And they got closer and there was a back and forth and it sounded like about 20 or 30 like rounds,” Schrieber said.
That’s when they both took cover.
“He just hugged me to his chest, and we went down on the couch,” she said. “And then one of the bullets came through the window right above where we were sitting. I was just, like, on edge, like, could this be it?”
The shooting stopped and shortly after, her Ring camera captured police scouring the area and checking in on them.
“If that shot had come in two feet lower, I don’t know if I’d be sitting here talking to you,” Schrieber told Channel 9.
At least three bullets hit their home.
One shattered the glass front door, traveled through a wood door, through a closet, and into a bathroom.
“I never thought it would happen to me and it did,” Schrieber said.
They were not alone.
In the past week, at least 14 occupied homes were shot into in the past week in the Queen City.
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