Lawmen in Pitt County say a home with nine people inside was shot up this morning, but luckily no one inside was injured.
Bethel police say the home at 154 Crawford Street was shot into multiple times around 3:45 a.m. Five of the people inside were school aged children.
Chief Barry Stanley says they believe ten shots were fired. Some went through the entire house, while most got stuck in the walls. He says they recovered .30 caliber shell casings. One bullet went through the front wall, into the refrigerator and out the other end.
The ages of the children are 8, 11, 15, 17 and 18 years old. The family says two of the youngsters were visiting from Greenville during the Easter break. The children were sleeping on both floors of the home when the shooting began.
Police say they do not have a motive in the shooting.
A witness told police that a dark colored, possibly a black Nissan, was seen leaving the area. There are no suspects at this time.
Bethel police say they are being assisted by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Bethel Police Department at 252-825-5481 or the Pitt Co. Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.
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