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Santa Maria Home Hit by Bullets in Shooting

Family describes tense scene during random street shooting.

Santa Maria Home Hit by Bullets in Shooting

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - "The shot was from over there, it hit this part of my window which shattered it completely", says Alycia Sanchez as she shows where a stray bullet hit the passenger side window of her car that was parked in the driveway of the home she shares with her young son and family on North Lee Drive in Santa Maria.

"I didn't see any bullet but I know it did hit here because my window is gone", Sanchez says.

Sanchez says she and her 3-year-old son, along with other members of her family, were going to bed Tuesday night when they heard what she knew were gunshots.

"We all got down real quick and lucky my son was asleep", Sanchez says, "I thought I heard about 18 shots, or six shots with three rounds."

The spray of bullets also caught the garage window of the Sanchez home which was in the line of fire.

"We have a box-spring in there", Sanchez says about the bullet going into her garage, "we're lucky it was there or it could have shot through something else."

Santa Maria Police detectives are working with a neighbor's home surveillance camera video that may have captured moments before, during and after the shooting.

Alycia Sanchez says it's the first time something like this has happened so close to home.

"What if they hit my son", Sanchez says about those involved in the shooting, "what if they hit my grandma's window?"

No one was hurt by the shooting and so far no arrests have been made.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is strongly encouraged to call the Santa Maria Police Department at 928-3781, ext. 297.


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