Raytown mom opens up about drive-by shooting scare
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RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -
Police are trying to figure out who shot up a house last week with a family of eight inside, including two young girls hit by flying debris.
It happened in the afternoon on Feb. 17 at East 86th Street and Stark Avenue.
The girls' mother spoke exclusively with KCTV5, saying a week is too long to wait for answers when her family is terrified.
"It was like the storm that happened in the middle of the calm," a mother of six told KCTV5 about bullet after bullet hitting her Raytown home.
She counted eight bullet holes in the walls and windows, leaving an explosion of glass and wood splinters.
She said her youngest kids are reminders of the innocence caught in the line of fire.
"They won't go anywhere in the house without somebody, they won't go in another room without somebody," she said.
Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, though the girls have a couple scratches, likely from flying debris.
"There was a mark on my back, I felt the heat off the bullet and there was a bullet that was found in the bathroom where me and my girls were at the time," she said.
Raytown police did take someone into custody for questioning, but as of Tuesday, there were still no charges filed.
So the mother says her family is staying on high alert and won't feel safe again until they know whoever did this is behind bars.
"Who lost their mind and didn't think about an entire family and if they didn't think, why are they on the street?" she questioned.
Police say this was a drive-by shooting, and that neighbors saw a dark gray or black Dodge Challenger or Dodge Charger speed off. Police did find that car abandoned.
As for a motive, the mom we talked to says she can't imagine who would want to hurt her family, though she says her teenage son had an argument with another teen at a nearby skate park the night before.
Police wouldn't say if they believe that was connected.
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