Woman hit by stray bullet on Milwaukee's north side

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Woman hit by stray bullet on Milwaukee's north side

By Yona Gavino. CREATED May 9, 2014 - UPDATED: May 9, 2014

MILWAUKEE -- A home is supposed to be a safe haven. That wasn't the case Thursday night on Milwaukee's north side, where chaos erupted and all that's left are evidence markers and bullet holes.  

Bullets pierced a window and a wall around 12:30 a.m. near 12th Street and Keefe Avenue. A 24-year-old woman inside was shot once in the abdomen, around the belt line. Police said she was sleeping on a couch.

When neighbor Roshell Sims heard the gunshots, she told her kids to duck down.  

“I ain't trying to see no gun,” Sims said. “But someone did run up here on my porch with a gun, so I guess his gun jammed."  

Sims tells TODAY’S TMJ4 a heated argument started the violent showdown.  

“It was all types of drama," she said. "There was fighting...and they're running around playing with tasers. Then, all of a sudden, you just heard bullets flying."

Police said  the woman is expected to live. A man inside the home Friday said she’s doing OK.  

“As I heard, she was supposed to have been pregnant, so I just pray that she's OK and pulls through," Sims said.

She’s now terrified for her kids.  

“Every time they come outside, it'll be a problem. I’ll have to say, come on in, run in. And I’m tired of it," Sims said.  

Police haven't said if this was merely a random shooting, but neighbors said they think the home was targeted because of the fight.

Yona Gavino

Yona Gavino

Yona joined TODAY'S TMJ4 as a general assignment reporter in April 2013. Before moving to MIlwaukee, Yona spent two and a half years as a reporter at the NBC affiliate in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.