Albany woman finds nearly 30 bullet holes around home

DOCO Shots Fired Investigations

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -"Stop the madness!" That’s what one Albany woman is saying after her home was shot at several times this year.

Gwendolyn Rollins lives at a home on Gillespie Avenue where shots have been fired at a her home every two to three weeks since the year started.

Rollins said it started happening at night to early hours in the morning. However, two weeks ago, it happened at 2 in the afternoon, leaving her family outraged and fearful.

A place where children often play and lay their head, you would never imagine it being the scene of where almost 30 bullet holes reside.

“Two over here, then you got one over here. Come up a little more, you got one there,” said Rollins.

Rollins said her house has been shot at five to seven times since January 1, but the most recent encounter was on April 7.

One that could’ve easily cost her and her granddaughter their lives.

“My grand baby ran in the bathroom and told me, ‘Ma DeeDee, they shooting at your house.’ And my heart just dropped,” said Rollins.

According to an Albany Police Department (APD) report, Rollins was taking a bath when she heard two gunshots and moments later, she heard two to three more before her 4-year-old granddaughter ran to her bathroom for protection.

“She don’t know what’s really going on, but every time she hears a noise, she freaks out and get’s scared,” explained Rollins.

Because a place they used to know as their safe haven has been invaded by bullets inside and outside the house.

“I know of three came through the walls, and at least about 30 on the outside,” said Rollins.

Rollins said she and her husband don’t mess with anyone and are always surrounded by grandchildren, which leaves her furious. She wants the madness to end.

“They getting too bold. They are not getting stopped fast enough. Now somebody need to do something because I don’t want nothing to happen to mines,” Rollins said.

In the incident report, officers said they made contact with others in the neighborhood who heard the shots hitting the home.

APD said this is an active investigation and Rollins is hoping a solution is found quickly.

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