Bullet enters West Mobile family’s home after New Year celebratory gunfire | Mobile County Alabama News

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — In spite of Mobile Authorities sending a stern caution — the brand-new year was not without celebratory shooting. A West Mobile household finding that out initially hand — after a bullet came through the roofing of their house. It occurred in the 8100 block of Tanner Williams Roadway.

“There was lots of gunfire before midnight. You could here it in the distance. I didn’t make it to 12 o’clock. So I was in bed. Everyone was in bed,” remembered Mercedes Janes.

What was a subtle New Year’s Eve for Mercedes and her household rapidly turned frenzied 4 minutes after midnight.

“It sounded like someone was banging on my door. And I guess because I was half asleep, it didn’t register they were gunshots. I came opened my door and no one was there so I closed it,” stated Mercedes.

Her sis, simply down the hall, likewise heard it. You can hear their discussion on the child screen:

“Oh, it’s probably just the cat or something. — But someone was just knocking on my your door? — I felt like someone was banging on my door.”

Minutes later on, her sis found the hole in the hall ceiling of the mobile house and the gold bullet on the flooring.

“This is the bullet hole where it came in. You could hear on that baby monitor where it came in. And then it went down and appears to have it the door here,” stated Mercedes as she revealed us.

Her 2 kids sleeping simply feet away. If you listen to the child screen, you can here the precise minute the bullet goes into the house.

“It could have killed one of my children. That was my biggest fear. I became very angry, but very panicked all at once because is there more going to come through my roof? It’s senseless to me. I don’t understand it,” stated Mercedes.

Mercedes called 911. Mobile Authorities are now examining, however she’s still afraid it might take place once again and has this message:

“It’s not a political message. If you’re a gunowner, be a responsible gun owner. And it’s as simple as that. I’m a firearm owner, but I use it at the range. And if it came to it, I would use it to defend myself. But nothing more than that,” stated Mercedes. “I’m not going to have celebratory shooting into the air or into the ground because this is exactly what can happen. Your stray bullet can hit someone. It could hit someone’s home. It could kill someone.”

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