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‘It came real close to hitting my loved ones,’ bullets riddle Madison homeowner’s property



MADISON (WKOW) -- People inside a home on Madison's east side dove to the ground as someone shot at the home from the street early Monday morning, according to a police incident report and the homeowner.

"It came real close to hitting my loved ones," homeowner Gil Hernandez tells 27 News.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Acewood Boulevard at 3:53 a.m.

Authorities said they found 20 shell casings in the road.

Multiple bullets hit the house, with some flying into two occupied bedrooms. One round hit another house and gunfire also hit a parked car.

Police said no one was hurt, though people inside the home hit the floor during the shooting. "And as I'm trying to make sure the family's okay , I keep hearing more gun shots," Hernandez tells 27 News.

Hernandez says he's unaware of why someone would target his home.

Melissa Kasperski lives next door to Hernandez and his family and says she heard the gunshots. Kasperski says she's still troubled such violence would take place in her normally, peaceful neighborhood. "You feel violated," Kasperski says.

Witnesses said they saw a small, newer SUV drive away quickly with its headlights off, according to authorities.

The police department's Violent Crime Unit is leading an investigation.

In a blog post, Interim Madison Police Chief Vic Wahl noted in a recent week, seven occupied Madison homes were hit by gun fire.

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