Macon Family Says They're Confused After Car is Shot at Twice
A Macon family searches for answers after their car was shot multiple times around 3 a.m. on Friday morning.
Yvonne Battle's red 1993 Volvo is scattered with bullet holes after somebody shot it many times through the back window and side doors.
"We're just normal everyday people, you know don't really bother anybody so we just don't know what's going on,” We don't know what's going on."
Battle is a retired member from the Bibb County Board of Education and her husband, Nicholas Battle, is in construction. They've been living on Stratford Circle in Macon for 18 years and said something like this doesn't typically happen.
"It's a quiet neighborhood and the kids respect everybody and everything," Nicholas Battle said.
This isn't the first time their car has been shot. On May 30 this year, the person or people came by and shot it once on the left side and also on the front driver’s side tire. Despite the amount of bullets the car has endured in the last few months, the Battle's said they’re not going to be leaving the neighborhood anytime soon.
"We're staying and we will be ready for the next time," Nicholas said.
Battle said he'll be buying an infrared camera to take pictures of anyone coming back as well as flood lights to scare the perpetrator. However, they’re not just protecting their car, they're protecting their own lives after investigators found bullets that ricocheted off the front of the house.
"Kind of scary because our bedroom is right in the front so you know never know."
However, their neighbor across the street said she is worried about her safety and wants more police patrolling the neighborhood.
"I hate it,” Nadine McKenzie said. “I wish they had more security for everybody on this street cause I don't like the stuff that's going on and I don't like what happened to him (Battle) either."
The Battle’s said they are scared but won't let something like this run them out of town.
"I am afraid but I'm not leaving my house for you or anybody else."
Macon councilman Charles Jones who also lives on the street is offering $500 to anybody with any information to help capture the person or people involved. The Macon Police Department is asking If anybody has information they are encouraged to call crime stoppers at 1 877 68-CRIME.