Mother recalls ‘pure terror’ as home was shot up in drive-by

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 14, 2020

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A Petersburg family is still seeking justice nearly one month after bullets were fired into their home – with a young boy inside.

A Petersburg mother says it was ‘beyond terrifying when her house was shot up in a drive-by shooting.

CBS 6 is not using her name or her exact address to protect her family, who almost a month later, still have the holes in their home.

The drive-by shooting occurred on April 17, along a normally quiet West End neighborhood street.

"We were in bed watching TV, it was about 10:30 and just started hearing all these loud popping noises,” the mother recalled.

That’s when she says her 8-year-old son ran into her bedroom.

"Pure terror," she said, describing the look on her young son’s face.

More than a half dozen holes were left from the drive-by shooting, which shattered the storm door glass, and pierced her wooden front door.

The bullets ended up in a wall, in the ceiling and in the hall.

The family just moved on Elm Street a couple of months ago to be safer and closer to the mother’s family.

After the shooting, the parents have moved their son into the back of the house to protect him.

"As a Mom, I just want to make sure my kids are safe,” she explained.

For added safety and security, the family also installed security cameras.

“We have cameras recording constantly,” she said.

Almost a month after the shooting, the family says they haven’t gotten any updates from Petersburg Police. CBS 6 reached out to Petersburg Police but they have no comment about the case.

The family is offering a reward for an arrest and conviction in the shooting.



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