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MIAMI (CBSMiami) –Three teenagers shot while riding their bikes Friday night are still recovering.

The shooting on NW 41st Street near 22nd Court also left bullet holes in a family’s home. Family members say a group of people was outside about 8:00 p.m. night when suddenly bullets flew through the fence and into the house.

“I was shocked,” said Brian who asked CBS4 not to use his last name. He wasn’t home at the time of the shooting, but he arrived to find holes throughout his house.

“There was one going through the restroom door. It stops at the tub. There’s another one outside the house by the window of the child’s room. It didn’t go through; everyone came out okay. There was another one that went through the car door,” he explained to CBS4’s Maggie Newland.

No one inside the house was hurt, but three young men were. Police say four teens between the ages of 14 and 16 were riding their bikes along NW 41st Street near 22nd Court when they noticed a car behind them driving slowly.

They say one of the windows rolled down and someone fired a handgun from the car window. Three of the four teenagers were shot.

All were stable when transported to the hospital.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland said the car was a tan or champagne colored sedan, possibly a Lexus.

“One thing is clear: we have a Lexus, or a vehicle like it that’s out there, and we know the men or women that are in it are dangerous. We know they are armed because they’ve already proven that,” said Rutland.

Brian said he’s thankful no one at his house was hurt or killed.

“It’s a miracle no one was hurt,” he said. “Shots through the house, anyone could have been in the way.”

If you have any information about this crime, call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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