Bullets rip through St. Paul home, barely miss 2 senior citizens - KMSP-TV

Bullets rip through St. Paul home, barely miss 2 senior citizens

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

At least 20 bullets ripped through a home on Carroll Avenue in St. Paul last week, coming within inches of striking two senior citizens. Now, a group of community leaders is demanding answers.

Ward 1 Councilman Nathaniel Khaliq showed Fox 9 News just how close the bullets came from striking a 67-year-old woman and a 72-year-old woman who were sleeping on the sofas in their living room when gunfire shattered the peace and quiet.

"It was by the grace of all mighty God and a guardian angel that neither one of them were seriously injured or killed -- and these are sisters from the old Rondo community that could live anywhere else but decided to stay in this community," insisted Khaliq.

Councilman Khaliq said the shooters were targeting someone they believed was inside the home, not the two women.

"This is an attempted execution because it's lined up in such a way that it's intended to deliberately strike someone that's in there," said retired St. Paul police officer Melvin Carter Jr.

No arrests have been made so far, and that's not something that Khaliq is willing to stand for.

"We want those that are responsible to be brought to justice," urged Khaliq.

Neither of the women feels safe inside their home anymore, and now are both staying at an undisclosed location.

The NAACP, Save Our Sons, and Urban League have joined forces in this call to action. Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call St. Paul Police or (651) 649-0520.

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