Several shots narrowly miss children inside Duquesne home; Victim says shots were retaliation

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PITTSBURGH —

Police are investigating after more than a dozen shots were fired into a Duquesne house early Monday morning, narrowly missing two young children.

The victim told Channel 11 News that her 12-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son both had bullets inside their bedrooms during the shooting early Monday morning.

“My 12-year-old daughter was sleeping up here and a bullet came through,” the woman said.

The woman said her 7-year-old son was sleeping in the next room when a bullet shattered his bedroom window.

“It’s devastating. I was scared and thankful that God watched over my kids,” the mother said.

The woman didn’t want to be identified because she thinks the shooting is an act of retaliation after she testified in a recent robbery case.

Duquesne police are investigating the shooting, but haven’t released any details about a possible motive or potential suspects.

“I’m so scared for my grandchildren and my daughter’s life,” the woman’s mother said. “This just doesn’t make any sense.”

The woman told Channel 11’s Vince Sims that because of the shooting, she is looking to move out of the Duquesne area as soon as possible.

“I just want whoever did this to us to have a heart and to know I didn’t do anything to you to deserve this nor did my kids,” the woman said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police.