Family braces for fireworks, firearms after bullet crashes into home

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 18:00:32-04

INDIANAPOLIS – A family on the city’s east side that experienced a bullet shot into their home fears for their lives every time a major holiday comes around.

Chante Williams said a bullet crashed through the wall of her brother’s bedroom on New Year’s Eve. She said her brother Anthony is autistic and if he had been in bed, it could have taken his life.

"We're just afraid that if they decide to be dumb and shoot guns off, it is going to fall down on our house or come through our house again and I don't want it to hit my brother, put my son in danger, my mom or the dogs in danger,” said Williams. “I’m just tired of people using guns on New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July and other major holidays.”

The night of the shooting, Williams' mother Pamela kept Anthony in the living room with her until the shooting stopped.

"(There is) nowhere to run in my own home,” said Pamela. “I've been here 25 years and you think your home is safe and you're not safe in your own home. That's how I feel and it's sad."

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police weren’t able to determine who shot the gun into Williams’ home, but reminds everyone not to shoot into the air to celebrate.


“Whatever you shoot up has to come down, whether that is landing on someone’s house, landing on the roadway, there's so many people out, that becomes a dangerous situation for anybody,” said officer Genae Cook.

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