A gunman fired six shots at a Brookfield home early on the morning May 24, with bullets missing people who were asleep in the living room and two bedrooms.
Five people were inside the home in the 4200 block of Maple Avenue when someone opened fire with what appears to have been a handgun about 2 a.m. Police reported finding six shell casings in the street near the curb just north of the home.
No one inside the home was injured, police reported.
All six rounds struck the building, police said. At least one bullet zipped through the living room, where a 19-year-old woman was sleeping on the couch and a 20-year-old man was in a recliner. Police reported observing what appeared to be a ricochet mark from the round in the living room.
The man told police he heard four of five gunshots and then noticed the living room fill with dust and some debris. At the time, the man jumped out of the recliner and lay down on the floor.
Another bullet went through the front of the home and through a basement bedroom where a 61-year-old woman was asleep. The woman told police she didn’t hear the gunshots, and only woke up when she heard a commotion coming from upstairs.
Two other bullets entered a bedroom on the southeast side of the house, police said. One lodged in a dresser and another hit the door frame of a closet.
One of the occupants of the home said he looked out the window and saw a vehicle speed away northbound on Maple Avenue but was unable to provide police with a description.
Lt. Edward Petrak said police are investigating whether there’s link between the shooting and a prior possibly gang-related verbal altercation involving one the residents of the home.