Metro Family Rattled By Drive-By Shooting


Friday, November 7th 2014, 6:15 pm
By: News 9


A dozen shots were fired into an Oklahoma City home, scaring a family of five in the middle of the night.

Oklahoma City police said it was a drive-by shooting and the shots were fired from the parking lot of a nearby elementary school.

The family's home backs up to Coolidge Elementary School and all five family members were asleep when as many as 12 bullets went through the home.

“I heard a big pop and then, like, just a bunch of glass falling and that's when I woke up,” said Fernando, one of the teenagers who lives at the home.

Fernando's parents, his brother and sister woke up around 12:30 a.m. Friday to gunfire.

“All five of us go into my parents room and we all just laid there on the ground, everybody was scared. My brother got his phone out and called 911,” Fernando explained.

When they came out from hiding, they found shattered glass, splintered wood and bullet fragments in the living room, kitchen and bathroom.

“I came out and I just see, the first thing I see is a bullet in the wall,” Fernando added.

The family and police counted up as many as 12 bullet holes that pierced the home.

“We were, like, looking around and like 1, 2, 3, we were like, 'Oh God, there are a lot of bullets,'” Fernando told News 9.

The bedrooms are on either side of the house and luckily all the shots hit in the middle of the home.

“What if we were up and like somebody was in the kitchen or the restroom,” Fernando wondered.

No one was hurt, but the family said they no longer feel safe in their home of 15 years.

“We feel not as scared as last night, but we are still worried, scared, what if they come back or something,” Fernando said.

Witnesses described seeing a dark SUV leaving the scene, possibly a green, two-door 90's model Chevy or GMC with tinted windows.

Police do not believe the drive-by is gang related.

Detectives said they are looking through footage from Coolidge Elementary, which has cameras on the side of the school where the shooting happened.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.