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South Bend police investigating shots fired into two homes

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Police are trying to figure out who shot into two South Bend homes overnight.

The shots fired calls were only two hours apart and a few miles away.

ABC57 spoke to the husband and wife who live at one of the homes, but they aren’t ready to go on camera. One bullet left a cracked window panel and two holes in the couple’s master bedroom.

A teen who claimed he saw it unfold, said he won’t ever forget the sound of those gunshots.

All is quiet on Adams St. Wednesday afternoon, but just hours before, around 12:30 a.m., South Bend teen Markel Sutherland said while hanging out with friends in front of a house on this stretch of Adams, pops of gunfire echoed throughout the neighborhood.

“I heard boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” said Sutherland. “I’m ducking and dodging, I get back into my car. I had to let somebody else drive because I was scared. Like, I was shocked.”

Sutherland doesn’t believe he or his friends or the people inside the home were the targets.

“People don’t have no kind of like, they don’t care about nobody else,” said Sutherland.

But that wasn’t the only home hit by bullets overnight. South Bend Police said two shots stuck a home on Campeau St. as well.

SBPD said the call came in shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Broadcastify, the bullets left one home without a window.

Sutherland said gun violence like this needs to stop before a bullet leaves someone with a son or daughter rather than a broken window or damaged wall.

“This is all unnecessary and there’s nothing behind it,” said Sutherland. “So what are you trying to do? Play cool? Show off for one of your homeboys? Cause it’s not going to get you anywhere but dead. Watch your surroundings. You never know where they’re coming from. Put the guns down.”

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