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May 7, 2014 11:50 AM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Drive-by Shooting Victim Speaks About Real Life Nightmare

CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman is thankful her family is okay after a bullet busted through their window. It happened just before 11 o'clock Tuesday night. Police say a car drove by firing shots down the street on the 900 block of Nandina.

Maria Gutierrez lives at the home and says her daughter was asleep right inside the room when a gunshot woke her up.

"There were 3 gunshots and the third one is when I heard the glass. She's 23 years old and I mean she was terrified," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez immediately called the police and says they were in the neighborhood within minutes.

"They just blocked the street and looked for the shells and they did find them across the street in the corner," she said.

Officers found the casings in the street, near Nandina and Mimosa, pretty far from the front bedroom. The distance really surprised Gutierrez.

"No one expects it, you hear them and all you think about is, hope it doesn't come through your house or hurt anybody," she said.

One of those bullets did hit their home and was found on the carpet. For Gutierrez and her family she says it was a scary and senseless act of violence.

"I don't know what the point is or what's going on but they've got to stop this, you know, there's a lot of people, we've got children, we've got people that are asleep and workers, people that work to keep what we have," Gutierrez said.

She says, sadly this happens all too often, hearing gunshots down the street but thankfully, this time, everyone is okay.

Police are still working to track down the person responsible for the drive-by shooting. At this point, police say the only description was a 'SUV' that witnesses saw, who were in the area at the time shots were heard.

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