Multiple gunshots damaged a residence, along with a vehicle on Barnes Avenue in Baldwin County on Friday night, but fortunately no one was injured, local authorities say.
Two women, a man and four children were inside the residence at the time of shooting. A 65-year-old man narrowly missed being struck by one of the bullets that entered the home as he was sitting down on a couch watching television.
As of Monday morning, no arrests had been made in what authorities believe was a drive-by shooting.
The latest shooting happened at a residence on the 100 block of Barnes Avenue, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Ashley Brown.
The deputy said he was working an auto accident on Bell Avenue when he heard multiple gunshots coming from the area of Barnes Avenue, about two blocks south of where he was investigating the auto mishap.
Brown said when he arrived in the area of where the gunshots had been heard, he talked with a passerby who told him that a tan-colored vehicle had been seen stopped in front of the residence where the shooting happened.
The passerby said gunshots were fired from the vehicle and that the vehicle later left the area and last was seen traveling north along Elbert Street.
Brown said he later talked with one of the women that was inside the residence that had sustained damage during the gunfire.
The deputy said the woman told him that some of the bullets came inside the residence.
Brown said he discovered two bullet holes in a bedroom window, and two additional bullet holes fired through a living room window.
“There were other bullet holes in the residence, but due to the fact that the residence had been shot multiple times in the past, I was unable to determine if they were new,” Brown said in his report.
One of the bullets that traveled through the living room window struck a cabinet and fell onto the floor, the deputy said.
Brown said he photographed the scene and collected the projectile for evidence.
The deputy did not find any other projectiles inside the residence.
Photographs also were made of other damages to the residence, as well as a bullet hole that he discovered in the back of a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
“The projectile entered the bottom of the rear bumper and then fell to the ground,” Brown said.
Another bullet also was discovered near the residence.
Brown, along with Deputies David King, and Shawn Isley located 21 shell casings in front of the residence.
The supervisory deputy said there were a total of 11- 9-mm shell casings that were found on the edge of the driveway, and 10 - .22-caliber shell casings found on the other side of the roadway.
“This appears to indicate that there were two offenders shooting,” Brown said.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 478-445-5102.