Dozens Of Bullets Fired At Two Homes In Northwest Miami-Dade
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NW MIAMI DADE (CBSMiami) – Members of two families are appealing for the public’s help in finding the shooters who fired dozens of bullets at their homes.
They say it’s a miracle no one was hurt or killed as the bullets were fired from high-powered weapons at 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
“I heard the shots about 4 in the morning going boom, boom, boom,” said Dieufait Louis. “I started crying because there are too many shootings. I was scared. I didn’t know what was happening.”
“I have lived in this home with my family since 1992 and nothing like this has happened,” he told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench.
Louis told D’Oench that he and his wife and two sons and two visitors from Haiti were sleeping when the shots were fired at his home at Northwest 5th Avenue and 105th Street.
The bullets shattered the windows of both of his sons two cars and flew through windows and penetrated walls, breaking glass cabinets and picture frames and scaring his loved ones.
“They pretty much were shooting from across the street with a rifle of some sort,” said Dieufait’s son, David Louis.
“It was 32 rounds that came in. There’s six people living in here.” Louis said, adding, “I quickly got off my bed and crawled on the floor and went to check on my parents and I found my mother was praying,” he said.
“The bullet holes are everywhere, in the walls as you can see 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.”
“I was so relieved that no one was hurt,” said David Louis. “God is on our side. Six people were in the house and 32 shots were fired and no one was injured.”
“The police who came here asked me why this happened and I said I don’t know why,” he said. “I am in no gangs and have no guns.”
Three shell casings from a high-powered weapon were found outside the home.
Moments after that shooting, and 15 blocks to the north, Alpha Fluitt said about ten bullets from a high-powered weapon were fired at her home on Northwest 5th Avenue at 120th Street.
“I’m not liking it at all,” she told D’Oench. “Thank God no one was hurt. I can’t imagine why this happened. I mean I don’t live that type of life.”
Fluitt showed us the damage to her home. “There’s a little piece shattered here from one bullet. Another bullet went in the wall right there. Another bullet did not shatter my impact window.”
“But look at the holes in my front window,” she said. “I was not here at the time. My nephew was. Thank God he was not hurt.”
She said she was upset with the shooters.
“I’d like to kick their behinds,” she said. “I feel if anyone knows anything they should come forward and say something because this could happen to anyone at any time.”
While members of the Louis family believe the shootings are connected, Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez said it’s too early to say if there is a connection.
He said police had no description to release of the shooters.
Fluitt and members of the Louis family said they were speaking out because they hoped someone would come forward with tips about this case.
If you can help, call Miami-Dade Police or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-tips (8477).