Fifty Bullet Holes In House Where Teen Was Shot

(Memphis) A Frayser teenager is recovering after being shot early this morning while sleeping in his bed.

The home in the 600 block of Burdette Avenue was riddled with bullets after someone drove by just after midnight Friday and opened fire.

Toejoe Bowdery spent the morning outside his house cleaning the glass out of his car from broken car windows.

There are around fifty bullet holes in home.

He knows his son is lucky to be alive.

“If his head had been the other way they would have killed him,” said Bowdery.

Neighbors say a group of teens was harassing Bowdery several hours earlier and  apparently came back with some serious guns.

“Police are the ones who told me it was an AK-47,” said the neighbor.

The woman didn’t want to be identified, but showed us one of the bullets holes in her den above a chair she normally sits in at that hour.

“I’m tired of the violence– that’s the bottom line. It’s ridiculous,” said the neighbor.

She says more needs to be done to keep kids from getting their hands on guns.

She also says the community needs to give young people more to do and parents need to do a better job of parenting.

“It takes a village to raise a child,” said the neighbor.

Bowdery just wants to feel safe again in his own home.

“I fear for my life,” said Bowdery.

So far, police haven’t released any information about the suspects.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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