Elderly woman’s Evansville home shot up twice since December

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Evansville, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville home is riddled with bullets for the second time in six months. The 85-year-old homeowner say dozens of rounds hit her home in December, and another volley this weekend with her grandkids inside.

Imagine your home getting shot up not once but twice, for no reason.

Gloria Ferguson says she just wants answers and justice to be brought against whoever is responsible for shooting into her home.

Evansville Police says there have been gang related crimes on Judson Street in the past, police say they don’t know the motive or if gangs could be to blame.

Gloria Ferguson has lived on Judson Street for over 26 years, all she can do is ask herself why?

“That’s the thing, I don’t know why, I don’t know why you’re coming here, there’s no one here but me” says Ferguson. 

The 85-year-old grandmother has been trying to replace the windows and other items damaged from the first shooting in December, just over five months later another round of bullets riddled her Judson Street home, Ferguson says she doesn’t know how she’s going to pay for the damages she’s already started to repair. 

“All of my windows have been shot out, everything, everything I’ve had refrigerator, TV, I have one check each month, trying to put windows back in my house, I have no money” Ferguson added. 

Ferguson has no idea if a gang is targeting her or her family, at 85-years-old she says she doesn’t know anything about the streets. 

“I have no idea what’s going on, that’s why its so puzzling to me, I’m just a 85-year-old lady in my home, just  trying to live the rest of my life comfortable, what do you want from me” shouts Ferguson.  

Ferguson’s children and grandkids say their grandmother is a God-fearing woman full of faith and love, who wouldn’t harm a soul, the 85-year-old says she’s not scared of a gunfire, she just wants the violence to stop. 

“I feel like God has a covenant over me, I don’t feel like a bullet will hit me, but its tearing my house up” says Ferguson. 

 Evansville Police say this is an active investigation, Ferguson says a man saw a maroon peanut butter drop top car in the area when the Sunday morning shooting happened.

There are not any suspects, police are asking anyone with information to call the anonymous crime tip hotline – WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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(This story was originally published on June 19, 2019)

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