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Man’s Midtown home, car riddled with bullets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Christina Ridley has lived on Summitt Street her entire life, so when she heard gunshots Tuesday morning she said she was a little freaked out.

"I heard gunshots, about 15 to 20 rounds," she said. "I was scared. Definitely scared."

The bullets went flying into one of the homes around 3 a.m. They also shattered the windshield of the black Jeep parked out front.

The owner, who was inside the house at the time, told police he didn't report the shooting until the next day because he didn't realize that it was his home that had been shot.

"That scares me, for somebody to ride down the street and shoot because this is a very peaceful neighborhood," said Gwen Rogers.

Those shots were so loud, neighbors as far as a block away reported hearing them.

Robert Noordermeer said he and his wife called police after they heard the shots, but they didn't see where they went until daylight.

"We heard a car driving off, but not like speeding off or anything strange."

Another neighbor said they saw a white truck speeding off. It's a similar description to a white and black truck Noordermeer often spotted pulling into the victim's driveway.
"Really skinny guy and really skinny girl, and they kept going in and out of the house, in and out of the truck and just kind of, you know, odd."

The homeowner told police he has no idea why someone would try to hurt him.

No word on any suspects at this time.

If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.