House of High Point cancer patient hit twice in three days by drive-by shootings
HIGH POINT, NC (WGHP) – More than two dozen shots were fired at two different families in High Point between Monday and Tuesday, and now they’re left with questions about their safety inside their own homes . One of them includes a woman who is battling pancreatic cancer.
The shooting occurred near the corner of Clay Avenue in High Point.
On Monday, families tell FOX8 they woke up around 3:30 a.m. to the sound of four gunshots.
One of the families, who did not wish to be identified, said they did not see any major damage around their property from the gunfire.
There were only two small holes in their patio brick.
Tuesday around 11:45 p.m., a more violent incident occurred.
This same family told FOX8 that more than two dozen bullets shattered the windows of their family vehicles and tore through the facade of the house which includes the living room and two bedrooms.
One of those rooms belonged to a 65-year-old woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February, according to her son.
She had mainly stayed in bed to avoid major movements that could hurt her.
On Tuesday, most of the bullets went through his room. This included a ball that came within an inch of touching her.
“She had to fall out of bed onto the floor so she wouldn’t be kicked and curled up in a fetal position…hear mom calling [her son’s] name, but he can’t get here because the bullets were flying,” a family member said.
At a nearby neighbour’s house, eight bullets were fired into their vehicle and home, with two of the bullets entering the room where the man’s grandson sleeps.
No one was seriously injured.
High Point Police said the homes did not appear to have been the intended targets.
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