CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Just one week after CMPD announced they are starting a task force to prevent Charlotte area homes from being shot into, more homes are being damaged by bullets.
"I thank god we still are alive," Shalatisha Combs said.
At 4:00 a.m. Tuesday the last thing Shalatisha Combs and her family expected was bullets flying through their Westchester neighborhood home.
"I am petrified. I know that being here is not safe for my kids," Combs said.
Her kids are now staying somewhere else after one bullet was shot through an air conditioner and became lodged in a bedroom closet door. The bullet narrowly missing her 15 year-old some who was sleeping in his bed.
A second bullet entered through a window and got stuck in a linen closet.
Shalatisha Combs was folding laundry and heard the gunshots, so she immediately ran to her 15 year-old son.
"So I kinda went into his room and slid down and I am telling my son to get down over here," described Combs.
"I saw my wife on the floor and I thought she got shot," Combs husband, Nathanial, said.
Nathanial woke up to the commotion and ran outside to see who was shooting, but they were already gone.
"I still couldn't believe that someone shot into my house," Combs said.
But it's not that unbelievable. CMPD tells FOX 46 Charlotte more than 300 police reports have been filed this year where homes or businesses have been shot into. A task force has even been setup to prevent this type of violence.
Frightened victims like the Combs family say the solution starts with the suspects.
"They need to stop. It's wrong. You are up here taking peoples lives and it's just terrible, terrible," said Combs.
Because the shooting happened so early in the morning, there is no description of a suspect or a vehicle. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
The Combs family said they plan to move.