Two men saved from gunfire by bedroom furniture

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (August 6, 2015) - Shots were fired into a Columbus apartment while two men were asleep. The shots came within feet of hitting them.

Columbus police received a shots fired call around 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Canterbury Apartments on the north side of the city.

“They have targets and other things they can shoot at not other people’s bedrooms,” said Gary Pasley, who found at least eight bullet holes spread across his bedroom and another bedroom that Pasley’s friend was staying in.

“It really could’ve killed us.”

Bedroom furniture ended up keeping both men safe. A dresser blocked the shot from hitting Pasley’s bed. In the other room, a floor fan stopped the shot from hitting his friend.

“(I’m a) nervous wreck and I feel totally uncomfortable in my own house right now. It’s eerie,” said Pasley.

Thankfully neither man was hurt. Both of them are trying to figure out who would do this and why.

“I don’t have any enemies. I have no clue,” said Pasley.

Police found shell casings all over the backyard of the apartment unit. Authorities know this wasn’t a drive-by shooting.

“(This is) extremely, extremely dangerous, so we are wanting to get the person or persons off the streets and in jail,” said Sgt. Matt Harris with the Columbus Police Department.

Several 911 calls came into police reporting the shots fired. Police are hoping someone saw something that can help catch the suspects. If you know anything call 812-376-2600.

“I hope they catch their fingerprints on the shell casings or the bullets themselves or whatever. I hope they catch them,” said Pasley.

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