Bullets fired into home on Mother’s Day, woman tries to get window fixed and spread message

Posted at 8:14 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 23:14:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk woman is trying to get her window fixed after a drive-by shooting on Mother's Day left a bullet hole in her front window.

Shina Perry said she shouldn't have to relive the horror of the Mother's Day shooting every time she and her kids go in and out of their home.

"In the midst of the morning silence, there was a whole bunch of chaos from nowhere, gunshots just all over the place," said Perry.

Police responded to a call at 9:45 am about shots fired in progress in the 300 block of Nicholson street. A 17-year-old who was outside was shot, but had non-life threatening injuries.

"When it's all said and done, I noticed this window first. As you can see, it`s obviously here, there's a hole inside the window."

It's been 10 days since the shooting and the glass is still shattered, despite Perry's calls to Young Terrace, her apartment company. But Perry's message to the community is something that can't be broken.

"At the end of the day, not all of us are uneducated or ratchet as the terms would have us call one another. But I just want this fixed. My kids and I shouldn't have to endure Mother`s Day over and over again," said Perry.

The two black males who fired the shots from a dark-colored car are still out there, but Perry said she doesn't care who they are.

"Not all of us are out here who don`t want a difference. I want to make a difference in my community and I`m not scared to speak up," said Perry.

Perry said it was a blessing neither her, her children or anyone else in the neighborhood was killed. She's upset the shooting happened, but it's lit a fire under her to affect change. "We gotta do better than this," said Perry.