Home shot, family forced to move - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Home shot, family forced to move

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis family was forced to relocate after bullets flew into their home, barely missing two sleeping children.

"My kids have had nightmares," said Elise Fuller, whose family is still recovering more than one month after someone fired shots into their former home on Wilshire Road.

Bullet holes still scar a desk they moved with them.

"But, the worst part of all was that six inches above my 12-year-old was a bullet through his window," Fuller said as she held back tears. "And six inches below my 5-year-old."

"I was very scared to sleep alone at night," Fuller's son said.

Fuller said both of her young children are now cognizant of the crime.

"They've got an awareness of their own mortality that kids who are 12 and five shouldn't have," Fuller said. "Especially not a 5-year-old."

Fuller fears the attack was retaliation for identifying a neighbor to police during a domestic violence investigation that happened just two days before her home was shot.  

At last check, the man was in jail on unrelated charges, but Fuller hopes police would keep him there.

"I don't want another family to go through what we've gone through," Fuller said.

Fuller said she and her family have no ill will toward their former neighborhood or Memphis. They solely blame the man whom they believe forced them to move.

WMC Action News 5 chose not to identify the man a this time. If police do charge him for shooting into the house, we will reveal his identity.

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