83-year-old woman’s home riddled with bullets in Murfreesboro

83-year-old woman's home riddled with bullets in Murfreesboro (Image 1)
83-year-old woman's home riddled with bullets in Murfreesboro (Image 1)

A Murfreesboro woman’s home was riddled with stray bullets after multiple shots were fired from the street over the weekend.

Mary Howse, 83, was taking a nap Saturday afternoon when she heard gunshots ring out outside her East State Street home.

Moments later, she noticed several bullet holes in her windows and glass doors, some of which went through her home and lodged into cabinets, walls and family pictures.

Murfreesboro police responded and recovered a .40 caliber bullet from the kitchen cabinet.

Officers also found several .40 caliber shell casings from the roadway.

After the incident, Howse stayed with family members for a few days. She is back at home now, but family members worry about her safety.

“It’s a shame she can’t feel safe inside her own home,” said her daughter Gayle McAdoo.

Police have not said whether any arrests have been made.

Howse lives about a 100 yards from Jeffrey Blackman, whose home was also hit by a stray bullet last year.

Blackman told News 2 on Aug. 3, 2013 that the shootings are not uncommon in that area.

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