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Clarksville Drive-By Barely Misses Sleeping Granddaughter

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by Adam Ghassemi

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Frances House has lived on Main Street in Clarksville since she was a child.

"This is my neighborhood," she said Monday. "I go to church, praise the Lord, come home and try to take care of my family."

Over the decades, she's learned to keep to herself, but early Saturday morning she couldn't ignore the loud sound of gunshots.

"I just heard bang, bang and I [thought] that's just somebody acting a fool," she said. "We thought they were far away from the house."

The front and side of her home are full of bullet holes, but none are as scary as the one that went through her front window narrowly missing her 11-year-old granddaughter sleeping inside.

"She could have been killed," House said. "She'll never sleep in this room. I've got to change my whole house around because somebody shot my house up."

The even bigger problem: the 71-year-old can't think of anyone who would want to hurt them.

"To come and shoot-up somebody's house, cause we don't bother anybody over here so they need to go someplace else," she said. "This is my home and I don't plan on leaving it, but I will protect it."

House called police Saturday afternoon once they figured out there were at least four bullet holes in her home. Detectives found bullet casings in the street and recovered the bullet lodged in her granddaughter's bedroom closet.

If you know anything about this case, call Clarksville Police.


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