Police: Innocent residents hurt when bullets fired toward vehicle entered Milwaukee home

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MILWAUKEE --A man and woman were hurt when bullets fired toward a vehicle struck them while they were inside a home near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue Tuesday morning, Nov. 26.

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

It happened just before noon. Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots, and a 49-year-old man and 44-year-old woman people ended up with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

"It was like, a machine gun," said a neighbor who called 911. "He had a good gun. It wasn't 'pow, pow, pow.' It was 'brrrr.'"

A preliminary investigation revealed the shooter(s) fired at a vehicle, and the bullet(s) struck the victims' home -- along with two other homes.

FOX6 News spoke with a man who said his granddaughter was shot at while she drove a blue vehicle FOX6's cameras captured at the scene. She was not struck.

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The car came to a stop on Margaret Garrett-Thomas' front lawn.

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

"We heard about five shots," said Garrett-Thomas. "Five or more. My husband looked out and we saw a female and male getting out of the blue car and the cops came."

"I thought it could have been my grandson or my granddaughter, you know what I'm saying?" said the neighbor who called 911.

Police were seeking the shooter(s).

"It's crazy," said Nakita Caldwell, neighbor. "It really is. I hope they're OK, and I'm sorry to hear that."

"Of course, it's a scary thing," said Garrett-Thomas. "The first thing you think about is, is it coming in my house? You have to value your life, and this is no way to value it."

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

Residents, homes struck when shots were fired at a vehicle near 40th Street and Fairmount Avenue

Anyone with information was asked to please contact police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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