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Kansas City woman: Mother's home mistakenly targeted amid gun violence

Agnes Ave shots fired
Posted at 8:36 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 23:20:40-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Kansas City, Missouri, Police were called to a home on Agnes Avenue early Saturday on reports of a shooting.

More than a dozen bullet holes could be counted on the home. The homeowner's daughter, Amy Acklin, told 41 Action News it's not the first time this has happened.

"We're trying to figure out what's going on and why somebody continues to shoot at my mother's house," Acklin said.

Since August, Acklin said her mother's home has been shot at four times.

"Her car was shot up, and then perhaps maybe the first of December, the house was shot up," Acklin said, "and then the second week of December, the house was shot up and then this morning it was shot up."

Her mother is 89 years-old. Acklin and her friends believe the shooter has the wrong address.

"I came a month or so ago, a month or two ago when somebody did it," James Shelby said. "I thought it may have been a case of mistaken identity, now, I know it ain't."

Acklin said the shooting happened around 5 a.m. Saturday. Police responded to the home and collected evidence. Acklin said officers found more than a dozen shell casings, one in her neighbor's home.

"Bullets whizzing by your head and you know, you look out and your glass is all shattered and it's just scary," Acklin said.

When shots rang out, Acklin said, she was asleep on the couch in the living room. Bullet holes could be seen inches away from where she was.

"She he hasn't done anything to anyone," Acklin said, "and I haven't done anything to anyone, and we just can't figure out why we are the target of such violence."

Acklin said her mother has lived in the home for nearly six years, but has not experienced this kind of violence until recently.

"It's time for this to stop," Shelby said. "We've been doing this too much, too long and I'm saying whoever did this is a coward and needs to stop."