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Bullets Fired Into Home Nearly Hit Children

Bullets Fired Into Home Nearly Hit Children

CREATED Feb 21, 2014

By Janet Kim

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Shots were fired into a mid-state home, just inches from a child asleep in bed. The apparent drive-by shooting happened early Sunday morning in the 100 block of Elaine Drive in Columbia.

Investigators believe at least three bullets hit the home, where Sonya Caldwell, her two children and a niece were inside. Caldwell said one of the bullets came inches from hitting her niece.

"I called 911 and when the police got there and turned on the light in the kid's bedroom, there were holes above where they were sleeping," said Caldwell. "My niece was on the bed, right where the shots came in, maybe just a couple of inches two or three inches over her head."

Investigators are still trying to determine if this home was the intended target. The search continues for the shooter.  

"Anytime someone fires a weapon, they don't know what's behind those walls and bullets have the potential of traveling through walls and in this case, they did," said Columbia Police Lieutenant Joey Gideon.

Police believe the shooter used a .380 caliber gun.

In this case, no one was injured. No suspects have been identified.

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