KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly three-dozen bullets pierced an East Kansas City home – forcing seven people, including four children, to run for cover.
Miraculously, no one was hurt Sunday evening when the house was shot up on Euclid Avenue.
“It was God,” said the grandmother of the family, who asked that FOX 4 not reveal her name or show the outside of her house. “Somebody had a shield over my grandkids and a shield over my son. It didn’t shoot them, nick them or nothing.”
She showed FOX 4 bullet hole after bullet hole – almost too many to count that pierced the door, walls, and windows of her house.
“I was just in shock,” she said. “I was just walking around because I couldn’t believe they shot my house up.”
She says her son, daughter and four grandkids, ages 4 to 14, were inside when more than 30 bullets started flying.
“I started running with them and I started crying,” said her 14-year-old granddaughter, “and all of this and we went back into the closet, but when we were back in the closet, it felt like the bullets were following us, where we were going.”
The gunshots were so loud, their family members who live next door also ran for cover, including a 14-year-old boy, his little nephew and cousin.
“Just like bombs to me, just bombs,” he said to describe the sound of repeated gunshots. “I ain’t never heard nothing like that, just go off.”
Despite dozens of shell casings, no one inside was hurt.
“I’m thanking God,” the grandmother said.
It was a close call she's now calling a miracle.
“Any idea why this house specifically was targeted?” asked FOX 4 News.
“I do not know why,” the grandmother said. “I do not know why.”
But when she looks at the bullet holes that riddled her home, she says one thing is for sure…
“The devil is busy,” she said. “And they need to get these guns out these kids hands real soon.”
Witnesses said a white car sped off from the scene but there is no clear suspect description at this time. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.