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5 days, 5 shots-fired incidents reported in Murfreesboro


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public’s help after five shooting incidents in five days have left homes and vehicles peppered by bullets.

When police arrived at The Pointe at Raiders Campus early Wednesday morning they found an apartment door riddled with nine bullet holes. The only person home at the time was unharmed, but provided officers with little information about the incident.

At around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night police were called to the Vie apartment complex on Wenlon Drive. They found a car in the ditch near the front gate of the complex. The car had two bullet holes in it. The driver, Kayla Stokes, was unharmed.

This past weekend Murfreesboro Police responded to three shots fired calls. On Saturday morning police responded to the College Grove apartments on Lascassas where they found an apartment and two cars had been struck by bullets.

Two incidents occurred Sunday night 20 minutes and less than two miles apart on Douglas and Walnut Streets. Eight bullet holes were found in neighboring apartments on Walnut.

MPD spokesman Kyle Evans says detectives working the case have reason to believe the shootings are “not completely random acts.” The department is asking anyone with information about the incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.

Evans says extra patrol units have been assigned to the area.