Family unharmed after shots fired into home, car

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A Springfield mother says she’s grateful her family is safe after someone fired shots into her home and car.

According to a police report, the shooting happened around 3:15 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of West Pleasant Street. Seven casings were found near the family’s home, the report said.

It kind of is sad when you hear your 4-year-old ask why somebody would want to hurt you, said Jessy Bowers, a mother of seven who lives in the home.

Bowers said her family is shaken up but unharmed after someone fired shots into her home and car early Thursday morning. One bullet went into the attic, she said, and another flew into a bedroom window, just above where her 10-year-old and 2-year-old sons would normally be sleeping.

It was about 3:15 that morning, and we heard gunshots, and they were literally right out front of the house, Bowers said. It woke us both up out of a dead sleep.

The bullet went across her sons’ room, through a closet door and into the wall, she said. Luckily, her sons were spending the night at their grandmother’s house, she added.

Anything could’ve happened, Bowers said. My 2-year-old, he’s autistic, so he sleeps in weird places, so he gets up, he wanders around in the middle of the night.

Bowers said her car now faces hundreds of dollars worth of repairs.

Bowers said she and her family have only lived in the home for four months, but she has decided they have to move.

Definitely they should be punished to the fullest extent possible, Bowers said of the suspect.

There’s no word yet of any suspect description or arrests in the case.

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