Dozens of gunshots hit home near Sherman Park - KMOV.com

Dozens of gunshots hit home near Sherman Park

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Two homes were shot at by unknown suspects early Tuesday morning. Two homes were shot at by unknown suspects early Tuesday morning.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Early Tuesday morning, numerous shots were fired at a home in the 5000 block of Maple Avenue, south of Sherman Park.

A woman, an 11-year-old and a nine-year-old were inside the home at the time, but neither sustained injuries when the shots were fired. 

At approximately 1 a.m., 78 shots were fired into the house and an SUV in front of the home was left undriveable by the damage.

The woman who lives in the home did not want to reveal her identity for fear of her family's safety, but said she had no idea who fired the shots.

However, the resident said she recently has had people come up to her front door asking for someone who does not live in the home.

"She had five children in there, bless God that nobody got hurt in that shooting," said Terri Brown, whose family has lived on the same block of Maple for more than fifty years.

She and Joya Thompson said the neighborhood has improved a lot over the past five to ten years.

"I know pretty much all of my neighbors, you have people who have put huge investments into their homes," said Thompson, who said many new families have moved into the neighborhood. "When you see this (shooting) happen is when you see people start thinking then 'I made a bad choice.'"

Just a few blocks away and minutes after the shooting in Maple, someone shot up the back of a home in the 4900 block of Lotus. A suspect then kicked open the back door and fired more shots.

Two women, ages 18 and 40, were home at the time, but were not hit.

Neighbors said that neighborhood is usually very quiet, as well.

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