WASHINGTON - A DC man and his children had a close call after a bullet ripped through his home during a quadruple shooting Thursday evening.
The shots rang out near the Kenilworth Market on Kenilworth Avenue, Northeast at about 9 p.m. and injured four people. According to officials, one man suffered serious injuries in the shooting, while two men and a woman suffered minor injuries.
But the shooting could have been much worse for Ron Fields and his family, who live about 75 feet away from the shooting occurred.
Fields said he and his two children were lucky to be alive after he discovered a bullet hole in the steel window frame of his living room window and another in his closest door.
The single dad says it was pure luck that he and his children, ages 7 and 8, were upstairs when the bullets started flying from what he believes could have been a high-powered weapon.
“Bullets don't have names on them. It could have been my 7 or 8-year-old kids. It’s kind of scary. We've got this rocking chair right here, the angle looks like it came straight through past this chair and penetrated through my closet door so I’m just glad there’s no blood anywhere in the house right now,” Fields told FOX 5. “We are grateful but we are still shaken up by the fact that this is the neighborhood we live in.”
Fields said the property manager would hopefully come fix the damage, but said there wasn’t much he could due to prevent this from happening again besides moving away.
If you have any information on the shooting, you’re urged to contact DC police at (202) 727-9099. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the shooter or shooters.