Welsh home hit during drive-by, no one injured

WELSH — Someone shot at a West Welsh Street home Sunday night, but no one was injured, police said.The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. at a residence in the 1200 block of West Welsh Street, Police Chief Tommy Chaisson said.

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter were inside the house, but they weren’t injured. The father was outside.Several bullets struck the home, including at least two that went through a front window, Chaisson said. Gun-related violence has led to the shooting deaths of three men in less than a year and the injuries of several others.

The homeowner, James Simon, 53, told the American Press Monday that the shooting occurred shortly after he had returned home from the store.

He said two cars were blocking the road as he was driving back home. He asked the occupants of the vehicles to move the cars and words were exchanged.

“I left and they zoomed off,” Simon said.

As he got to his house, two vehicles came down the street and shots were fired in his direction, he said.

“I hadn’t even gotten into the house yet,” Simon said.

He took cover behind his vehicle parked near the front of the home during the shooting.Six to eight shots were fired at the house, he said.

Yellow police markers marked at least eight bullet holes on the outside of the house Monday, including two in a front left window.

Simon’s wife and daughter were asleep in a front bedroom, but were not injured, he said.

A neighbor reported hearing about eight loud popping sounds, then a car speed away.

Simon described one of the vehicles as a blue car.

“I just asked them to get out of the road and they copped an attitude,” Simon said. “This was uncalled for.

“I am not taking this. My baby was in there.”

Police released no descriptions of the suspects. The matter remained under investigation Monday, Chaisson said.