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Awoken By Gunfire: Family's Home Riddled With Bullets [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Julie Montanaro; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Julie Montanaro; Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 1, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Still no answers on who shot up a Tallahassee home while a mother and her kids slept early Friday morning. The question why, also still lingers.

"It was like pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow."

Laverne Olaogun says that's the sound that woke her up around 4:30 Friday morning.

She says, "I didn't know where they were coming from, but i know they were real close. i just jumped up out of the bed; my husband jumped up also. I said somebody's shooting. That's not a firecracker. I said, that's somebody shooting a real gun."

Someone was shooting--and she was right about it sounding close. The house right next door to Olaogun on Athens Court in Tallahassee had been shot up.

You can see at least 15 bullet holes by the front door, the garage and the side of the home.

Olaogun says, "Very scary, yes, right next door, yes. It's very scary. I have five kids, that's what makes it so scary because the kids, you don't ever know."

The woman who lives in the home says she was inside of the home with her two children asleep at the time of the shooting.

One woman who lives in the neighborhood says its unbelievable that that particular family, or any family in Villas of Pine Forest, would be a target of gunfire.

The woman says, "These are people you see every day. You may not necessarily talk to them every day, but, if you see them, you wave at them. These are people's lives."

The woman who lives in the home says she has no idea why someone would do this. Police say they have no suspect and no motive at this time.


By:Julie Montanaro
March 1, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Shots rang out on Athens Court in Tallahassee this morning before sunrise. A homeowner says she and her two children were asleep in their home when they were awoken by gunfire.

WCTV counted 15 bullet holes near the front door, garage and side of the house.

Tallahassee Police say they have no suspects in this shooting.

WCTV will bring you more on this story tonight on Eyewitness News.


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