MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It was horrifying moments for a mother as a gunman sprayed her home with gunfire last night in northwest Miami-Dade.
Sherly Damicy said her home, at NW 108th Terrace and 10th Avenue, has been shot at four times in the last week. She said the latest was around 10:30 p.m. Thursday just as she was coming home from night classes at Miami Dade College.
“These are the bullet holes from the incident that happened last night,” said the 30-year-old Damicy as she pointed to tagged holes in her front door and living room walls.
Damicy told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that more than 20 shots were fired at her and her two year old son from a newer model, black Nissan Maxima.
She told D’Oench that she believed that at least two men in their 20s were inside the car.
“Before we could even get a chance to walk inside of the house, the gunman came down, hanging outside of the window, and opened fire,” said Damicy. “I grabbed my son, ducked down on the floor, covered him and tried to crawl on the floor for us to get inside of the house. We finally had the chance to get behind the car. We ran inside the house. The gunman reversed and opened more fire.”
Damicy told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that she was overwhelmed as she tried to get her son to safety.
“I always wanted my son to be safe. I was worried about him. I wanted to make sure I didn’t get shot and he didn’t get shot. I was traumatized. I was, words can’t even express that you, as a mother, you know, bullets don’t have names, so therefore everything was going through my head. I am here alive by the grace of God,” said Damicy.
She added that this has got to stop.
“I feel horrible. No one should ever have to go through this, especially a single mother with a child that is working really hard. To go through this is unacceptable and it just irks me because it is not the first incident to happen to us,” said Damicy.
Damicy said the gunman was not alone in the car and she believes that her house is being targeted because of a dispute going back to 2013 in which she and her family told some young men that had come into their yard to leave a child alone.
“We tried to be good Samaritans for some young child who was being chased by gang members,” she said. “We asked them what we did to them and they said we were sticking our nose in where it didn’t belong.”
Now she says she is worried.
“I feel there is more to come and I don’t want my family to be victimized by it,” she said.
Miami-Dade Police are looking into whether that dispute is connected to any of the recent drive by shootings in the area.
In two cases, Molotov cocktails were lobbed at the homes. Dramatic surveillance tape captured some striking images from one of the incidents as one suspect is seen hurling a Molotov cocktails.
Anyone who can help Miami-Dade Police with any of these cases should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).