PORTLAND POLICE: Drive-By Shooting ‘Random Act Of Terror’

Photo Courtesy WKRN News 2

 

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Photo Courtesy WKRN News 2

PORTLAND POLICE: Drive-By Shooting  ‘Random Act Of Terror’

PORTLAND TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A young Portland family was terrorized Thursday night as bullets hit their cars in the driveway and the front of their home, according to WKRN News 2.

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News 2 is reporting that the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Airport Road in Portland, Tennessee. Police have no motive at this time, but are calling it a random act of terror. Police say at least four shots were fired, hitting two cars, the side of the garage and the front of the home.

Detectives seized the bullets and fragments and told News 2 they believe the weapon was a 40 caliber.  The young mother, who asked not to be identified, was in the home bathing her two small sons at the time of the shooting. Had the bullet gone through the garage door, it might have entered the home possibly injuring someone.

In an interview with News 2 the young mother said, “I heard four really loud pops. I told my husband ‘that sounds like gunshots, it was scary.”

A nearby neighbor talked to News 2 about the incident, “Very scary. I have kids myself. It’s a terrifying feeling. Very scary,” she said.

According to police, a witness described a red or maroon four door Honda stopped in front of the house. The witness says there were four to five young white males in the car, and the front seat passenger held his hand out of the window with a gun and opened fire.

The mother said “we are not the type of people to be targeted. We have a very simple life.”

The rounds struck the family’s home and two of their vehicles. Andy Cordan from News 2 met with the family, to see that interview click here.

If you have any information, you are urged to contact the Portland Police at 615-325-3434.

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