Gunman shoots Arkansas home, hits child’s window
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – Blytheville Police are looking for a gunman who fired into a room where a child was lying in bed.
A calm night quickly turned spooky when bullets flew outside a house in Blytheville. Police said the shooting happened on Jackson Street on May 22.
The victim, a 67-year-old grandmother, told us she was in the kitchen when shots rang out.
“My grandson said good grandma someone who shoots. I see the smoke,” she said. “They fired at least four or five times.”
She did not want to be identified but said at the time all she could do was call the police and pray.
“Pray, ask God for safety. I know I have no enemies,” she said.
Investigators are calling the shooting a terrorist act against the property.
According to the police report, bullets shattered a car window, hit the side of the house and passed through the door of a storage area, hitting a window where the woman’s 11-year-old granddaughter was lying.
The child’s grandmother said the incident shook her to the core.
Luckily, she said the bullet didn’t go all the way through.
“She terrified, she said Grandma, I’ve never been so scared in my life,” she said.
Unsure if her home was targeted, she said shootings were common in the area.
“The police asked me if I had an altercation with anyone. I said I’m a peacemaker, not a peacebreaker,” she said.
She believes the city’s youth need activities to avoid a summer spike in crime.
“Besides marching in the streets and carrying guns, they need something constructive to do,” she said.
Blytheville Police said there was no suspicious information at this time.
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