Bullet enters home on Pensacola

Published 7:06 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2009

By By Adam Prestridge
The residents living along South Pensacola Avenue are fed up with the recent rash of crime in their neighborhood.
Over the past couple of months, numerous residents along the thoroughfare have had their vehicles broken into and various items stolen, but the most recent event has caused grave concern.
Friday night, a bullet shattered one of the front windows to Brad and Ashley Trawick’s home located at 704 S. Pensacola Ave. The incident has several homeowners alarmed.
According to Trawick, his wife, Ashley, was in the kitchen when she heard commotion from the living room where her mother was taking care of the couple’s newborn. He said at first it was believed that someone had thrown a rock and broken the window, but after Ashley checked outside and did not see anyone, she noticed a bullet next to the coffee table in the living room upon re-entering the house. She immediately called the Atmore Police Department.
According to Police Chief Jason Dean, investigators do not believe the house was intentionally shot at.
The incident has Nick Drew, the Trawick’s next-door neighbor, feeling uneasy about everyday routines.
Melissa Nichols, who lives two houses down with her husband, Randy, and two teenage children said one of her concerns was that law enforcement officers did not inform neighbors about the incident.
The Trawicks are relieved that it is believed their home of two years is not believed to be the target, but they remain concerned that guns are being discharged in the city.
Dean said officers responded to the Trawicks at 8:38 p.m. to begin their investigation. He added that it is unknown which direction the gunshot came from.
The bullet found at the scene was a .380 caliber, Dean said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident, are asked to call the Atmore Police Department at 368-3141.

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