Whitehaven Home Riddled With Bullets, One-Year-Old Inside

It was a scary situation for a Whitehaven family after Memphis Police say someone shot several rounds of gunfire into the family's home early Monday morning. 

The incident happened in the 300 block of Charter Avenue in Whitehaven.  Gabrielle Rone says she thought she was dreaming when she heard the gunfire.  Rone, her fiance, and her one-year-old baby were all inside sleep when the incident happened. 

"Started in front of my house here, went through the walls and the shooters came through the side of the house in the rooms where we were laying," Rone said. "I just feel kinda like I was dreaming  but as soon as I heard it, I automatically jumped over and covered her (Rone's baby)." 

Several shell casings remain in the front yard of the home. Rone believes there were at least three shooters because of a number of bullets that came flying through her home in different directions. 

"This the window where we were laying," said Rone.  "It was just really scary."

She believes her family survived the shooting because they were all laying on the floor.  

"If we would have been in the bed we would have been hit by the bullets," she said.  "If we had of been just an inch higher we would have got hit."

Rone says she doesn't know if her family was targeted, but she says the violence has gotten out of hand. 

"Just put yourself in the other person, in the victim's shoes if it had of been your child the circumstances got turned around, how would you feel and I feel like there's a lot of senseless violence going on lately," Rone explained.  "I'm very thankful like God definitely shielded and protected us this morning." 

Memphis Police have not made any arrests in this case.  Rone plans to move her family from home for their safety.  They have limited funds, if you'd like to help, they have a Go Fund Me account. 

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