CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A woman was hit by a stray bullet while she was sleeping in her northwest Charlotte home. Around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, Bristle Ln. was rocked by rapid gunfire.
"I don't feel safe. I was planning on moving anyway, but I definitely don't feel safe,” one neighbor told FOX 46.
Many of the residents in the area didn’t want to show their faces on camera, calling this the worst day of their lives.
"I woke up out of my sleep and was hearing shots. Looked through the window didn't see anything. Looked through the window again. Probably five minutes later, and saw the cops then they came and knocked on my door and told me there was damage done to my car," the neighbor said.
You can see dozens of bullet holes on the side of one house, through the garage, the windows and the front door.
The woman's family says this was clearly targeted but they have no issues with anyone and they are terrified trying to understand why this happened to them.
The woman sleeping in her bed was shot in the knee. Her husband, who only wants to be identified as Mr. Kiney was lying right next to her, and woke up to her screaming. He pulled her to safety.
"There were gunshots. I just saw her bleeding from the knee and then I walked her to the bathroom. When I turned on the light to the room I saw bullet shots everywhere. About five of them came through the dresser."
Their house is riddled. Kiney believes the shooting was targeted because the gunmen mainly shot into his house, but he can't figure out why.
"I can't even think of anybody who would want to do that, that is the scariest part,” Kiney said.
He says it's a miracle his and four and six-year-old children along with his niece and her baby weren't killed.
"It's hard to convince them that it's safe here."
Kiney says his wife is back home recovering. He says she is in pain, but she’s doing well.