(TBEN DETROIT) – Stray bullets struck a home and swimming pool in southwest Detroit near Lafayette Boulevard and Lawndale Street on Saturday night. The homeowner escaped injury but fears it could happen again.
One moment Lisa Barton heard screams and then she heard a barrage of gunfire.
“It happened so fast. It was 15 shots – ‘boom, boom, boom’ – 15, 16 shots,” Barton said.
She thinks someone pulled the trigger in a nearby alley.
“The bullet is starting to get through here,” Barton shows TBEN Detroit. “I assume that’s the one that hit the pool and drained my 14,000 gallons of water.”
Barton’s security cameras captured one of the rounds that ended up in her pool as her dog, Max, searched for safety
“I should have fallen and fell to the floor. But all I could think about at the time was getting my dog into the house,” Barton said.
It marks the second time in recent months that stray bullets have hit Barton’s home in 25 years.
“They need to get more patrols on the streets. They have to do it somehow,” Barton said.
As the Detroit Police Department tries to identify a suspect, Barton has a message to whoever it is:
“Man up and lay down your arms. You are endangering all these children at your neighbors. It is inappropriate,” she said.