Two homes near Miami Shores peppered with dozens of bullets; no one hurt inside


Police are looking for the people who peppered two homes near Miami Shores with dozens of bullets from a rifle.

The walls and windows of the homes ended up looking like targets at an arcade shooting gallery. No one was injured inside.

In one house, at Northwest 105th Street and Fifth Avenue, six people were inside when the shots sounded at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

“I have lived in this home with my family since 1992 and nothing like this has happened,” Dieufait Louis told Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

“The bullet holes are everywhere ... and they have shattered all of the picture frames,” he said. “By the big holes in the wall, you can tell they were out to kill.”

He said 32 rounds struck his house.

More than a mile away, another home also was a target. Alpha Fluitt said 10 bullets from a high-powered weapon were fired at her Northwest 120th Street house.

“Thank God no one was hurt,” she said. “I can’t imagine why this happened. I mean I don’t live that type of life.”

The homeowners are cleaning up the mess on Thursday as police continue to search for leads.

Miami-Dade police said they don’t yet know if the two shootings are linked. They’re asking anyone who can help to call 305-471-8477.

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