The home in the 3000 block of North Main Street was shot at more than 30 times.
Photo: Eric S. Bland
Photo: Eric S. Bland

Homeowners ‘now live in fear’ after more than 30 shots fired at Kennesaw home

Kennesaw homeowners, their children and two guests were all awakened recently by a barrage of gunfire that left their house and vehicle badly damaged, according to a police report.

The home in the 3000 block of North Main Street was shot at more than 30 times sometime after 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 22, Kennesaw police spokesman Scott Luther confirmed to AJC.com. The family, however, believes more than 100 shots were fired. 

The homeowners, who did not want to be identified, described the sounds of the dramatic moment to police as “a million firecrackers going off.” They rushed to their children downstairs to protect them, according to the report. 

They called police moments after the shooting. Bullet holes were found in the front of the house and some went through the wall and into the children’s bedroom, according to the report. Their car also was hit. 

The Kennesaw home was damaged during the drive-by shooting.
Photo: Eric S. Bland

“It felt like the house was caving around us,” the children told police.

No one was injured.

“The sanctity of my clients’ home was violated, but miraculously none of the eight people in the home at the time were hit by the bullets even though some went through mattresses and headboards of individuals sleeping in the beds and through the bedroom walls,” the family’s attorney, Eric S. Bland, told AJC.com in an email. “My clients now live in fear because the shooter(s) are at large,” he said.  

No suspects have been identified, police said. It’s unclear if this was a random or targeted act. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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