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Homeowner wants more patrols after stray bullet fires through house

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

A West Ashley couple is asking for stepped up police patrols after a stray bullet was fired into their home.

It happened on January 25 at a house on Mulmar Street. The shot was fired through the front window around 11 p.m. 

Homeowners Don and Jane Edwards were in other rooms at the time.

"I heard glass breaking and it sounded like a buzz and something go thump," Don Edwards said.

"I got up instantly, ran down the hall. She was at the other end of the house. Before I called 911, I wanted to make sure my imagination wasn't running away with me."

Charleston County sheriff's deputies believe the Edwards' were not the intended targets.

According to an incident report, a witness told investigators the shots were fired from a car in the parking lot of the Georgetown Apartments right across the street.

Deputies found four shell casings on the ground near the building.

With the bullet hole in the wall still there to remind them about their close call, the couple says they will be more aware of what's going on outside their house.

"I bet if you got in a room with 50 people and you could ask them all right, whose house had a bullet shot into your house, I don't think you'd get one hand to go up," Don Edwards said.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says they have no suspects identified in the shooting.

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