MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Murfreesboro police have been busy of late, responding to multiple calls of shots fired.
So far, no one has been hit, but you can’t say the same for homes and cars.
Less than a mile from downtown Murfreesboro, shots rang out Monday on North Walnut Street, riddling an apartment building with bullets.
“We didn’t know the bullets were in our front door until the next morning,” the victim, who didn’t want to be identified, told News 2 by phone.
According to police, one of the bullets pierced the wall and struck a recliner.
The victim said it’s a good thing they were not home because she or one of the teenaged children could have been sitting in the chair.
“I’m very grateful, very thankful, to God for that,” she said. “Somebody could have been killed; somebody could have gotten murdered.”
The victim said she has had enough, so she’s planning on moving her family over the next week or so.
“It is very scary because I’m at a point where I don’t even want to stay at home,” the victim said.
Tuesday night police responded to more shots fired calls in the city.
At the Pointe at Raiders Campus apartments, a young man heard a popping noise, and then police were knocking on his door.
Police counted nine bullet holes in the front door.
Then at the Vie at Murfreesboro apartments, a woman’s car was hit with bullets when someone started shooting in the complex.
“Investigators, after a preliminary investigation into each of these incidents, do not believe that this is a completely random set of attacks, but rather there is some type of connection between the suspect and victims in some of these cases,” police spokesman Sergeant Kyle Evans said.
Police are doing everything they can to catch the shooters.
“We are utilizing resources from the uniformed division, directed patrol, as well as patrol, and criminal investigation, various section of detectives all working together to find out who’s responsible for these shootings,” Evans said.
A few weeks ago, several cars were shot up when a dispute erupted after a party in Murfreesboro.
Police believe there are people who have information as to who is responsible.
Call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP if you have any information that could be helpful to police.