PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - An apparent gun battle left one Prichard neighborhood with bullet holes in cars, windows, and at least one home.
One family is counting their blessings after a bullet crashed through their grandson’s bedroom window and hit the wall, as he played video games just feet away.
Another woman said her bible caught one of the bullets; possibly saving her life.
Residents said they heard between 15 and 20 gunshots Sunday, October 13 at the intersection of Leeds Avenue and Bellemeade Drive.
Guconda Smith said she had just pulled up to her home when it appeared two different parties were shooting at each other from nearly a block away.
“It's sad when you can't even come home from dinner and go in your house without shooting,” said Smith, who is a mother of three. “I'm trying to get in my car. I’m actually here and I’m like, 'Oh my God.'”
Smith said a bible in the car parked directly in front of hers caught a bullet that came through the windshield toward the back window.
She said it is a miracle that no one was hurt.
“Theres innocent people out here. Bullets don't have a name. Bullets can hit anybody,” said Smith. “It can be somebody's child; somebody's son, somebody's daughter.”
Another bullet came crashing into the home of Joyce Bell, who lives down the street from Smith.
Bell said her family was at home at the time of the shooting.
“All of a sudden we heard all these gunshots going off and I told the kids, 'Hit the floor!'” recalled Bell. “I told my son and my grandson hit the floor because they're shooting and by that time I heard something hit the window and the wall.”
Residents said they were told by Prichard Police that authorities had three individuals in mind.
FOX10 is working to get more information about the case and suspects involved.
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