Brownsville family survives shots fired into home

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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — A family in West Tennessee woke up to gunfire Wednesday morning with the bullets barely missing a child. Early Wednesday morning, police said shots were fired into a Brownsville home off Evans Street. A couple said they were sleeping in bed with their 1-year-old child at the time of the first shot. The fiance of the homeowner did not want to share his identity out of fear for his family. “We were laying down, and they shot started shooting through the window,” he said. Two shots were fired into the bedroom window. The homeowner said one ricocheted into the ceiling. The family said there is no reason they would be a target for this violence. Brownsville police said they can only solve this crime with help from the community. Interim Police Chief Barry Diebold said in cases like this, Crime Stoppers is one of the best tools they have. “This is still very much an open investigation to get more information,” Diebold said. “Hopefully more citizens will come forward and give us more information.” The fiance said he doubts many people will share information with the police, but he did suggest increased patrols in the neighborhood for safety. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brownsville Police Department at 731-772-1260 or Brownsville Haywood Crime Stoppers at 731-772-CASH (2274).

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