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Gunshots strike house

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Posted By: Camila Orti

A calm evening at home turns into a close call for one Lincoln family.

20–year–old Haifaa Al-Saadi was home with her younger sister Friday night when she says they heard four loud pops.

"One of them was really really loud, that's when I thought something was inside the house," Al-Saadi said.

It was actually several rounds of gunfire, one of which went straight through Al-Saadi's living room window.

"We came downstairs and we saw the hole into the window and panicked, called 911," Al-Saadi said.

Police say they got the call around 6 p.m.

"Investigating officers found the house had been struck by at least three rounds," Lincoln Police Captain Jim Davidsaver said.

The incident leaves the family with more questions than answers.

"I don't know who would do something like this, I don't know why it would happen," Al-Saadi said.

Police aren't sure, either. Officials say they don't have any suspects, and are asking anyone who may have seen something to come forward.

"It's just a situation of asking everyone to be a good neighbor, keep your eyes and ears open, if you see something that's suspicious give us a call," Davidsaver said.

Police say neighbors reported seeing a light–colored minivan leaving the area (near 23rd and Potter streets) after the shots were fired, but aren't sure if the vehicle is related to the incident.

If you have any information, you can call Crimestoppers at 475-3600.

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