OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51)
Bullet holes cover the front of Diann Richardson's Ocala home, the result of a drive-by shooting which left two teenagers injured, police say. One of the teens remains in critical condition.
In an instant, Richardson said her life was turned upside down.
"'Boom! Boom! Bam! Bam! Boom! Boom!'" was how Richardson described the sounds of gunfire. "I haven't been able to sleep. I haven't eaten," she explained. "I'm just focusing on what my God can do."
Investigators found two-dozen shell casings at the scene. Richardson's 13-year-old granddaughter and her 17-year-old nephew were victims of the shooting.
Around 10 p.m., Richardson was in her bedroom, listening to "church music" and playing solitaire. The teens were talking in the living room, when suddenly, bullets flew through the windows, walls and door.
Richardson's granddaughter was struck by a bullet in the stomach and her nephew was hit in the head.
"I ask God to please have mercy on him," she said.
Her nephew is now fighting for his life in the hospital and on life-support. Her granddaughter is doing better and was back at home on Thursday morning. Richardson said this isn't the first time gunfire blasts through her home.
"This is the third time my house has been shot up," she explained.
Police don't have any suspects, and they aren't saying yet why this home is such a target. Richardson said despite this nightmare, her faith will get her through. She's hoping police find the bad guys.
"Enough is enough! I hope they ... find these people," she said. "I hope whoever did this, that police catch them.:
Police say whoever did this will face two attempted murder charges. If you know anything about the shooting, you're asked to call Ocala Police Detective Melissa Buetti at 352-369-7045 or 352-502-5116. You can also call CrimeStoppers at 352-368-7876.