Police search for drive-by shooters
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is thankful no one was hurt after their home was rattled by bullets while three children were sleeping inside.
Raymon Oats' home, located along 1121 N.W. Fifth Ave. in Pompano Beach was rattled with bullets on Monday, at around 11 p.m.
Three of his grandchildren were sleeping in the room where a bullet pierced the bed while a 4-year-old slept on it. "They were sleeping in this bed here, and here is the bullet hole," said Oats as he pointed at the bullet hole. "The child was sleeping here in the bed, and look at the bullet hole right here ... a big bullet hole. About six inches from his head."
Oats, his wife, daughter and three grandchildren were sleeping but were awaken by the sound of gunfire. Bullet holes are seen all over the bedroom where a 1-year-old, 4-year-old and 5-year-old were sleeping. "I guess they figured no one was sleeping in this room, but kids were sleeping in this room, so all this drive-by shooting and crime needs to stop because we need to love one another," said Tricia Collins, who's concerned for her grandchildren.
The mother of the three children was inside the room at the time of the shooting. "I was on the floor, and I was on the phone, and on the website and whatever, I heard, Pow! Pow! and I just jumped really fast and grabbed my 5-year-old out of the bed and just crawled out of the room," said the mother.
"The Bible says Thou shalt not kill. We need more love," said Oats.
Police are investigating the drive-by shooting.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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