Shots fired at Tulsa home

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Updated: 7/17/2013 5:28 pm Published: 7/17/2013 5:08 pm

A south Tulsa family got a rude awakening when a bullet flew into a bedroom where several teens were sleeping at a townhouse near 67th and Troost streets in south Tulsa.

Neighbors told FOX23 the shooting on Tuesday night highlights a problem in the area.

The bullet holes are visible in the house, but when the teens looked outside, they didn't see anyone on the street.

Neighbors said one of the problems is there aren't any streetlights on the street.

Courtney Leslie lives in the area with her 1-year-old son.

"It makes me a little frightened for our safety. Very scary, this is my son's room and daughter's room," said Leslie.

Beth Peterson heard the shots hit her next-door neighbor's window.

"I just laid there for a second thinking, 'Do I hear anything else?' and I didn't so I went back to sleep," she said.

The two bullet holes are just inches apart. The teens told officers they ducked and hid when they heard the shots.

After a few minutes they looked outside, but it was pitch black and the shooter was gone.

Fortunately no one was hit.

Leslie didn't hear the gunshots, but said it's not uncommon.

"I've heard a lot of gunshots in this area since I've lived here the past year. It just makes me sad. I'm ready to move out," she said.

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Mayor Maynot - 7/19/2013 6:46 PM
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Gang initiation. Start a new program. Only sell ammunition to individuals with weapon registration. Put an end to illegal guns.
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