DAYTON — A woman who lives across the street from the 62-year-old victim of a drive-by shooting said Monday that her home was struck by bullets that may have also killed Sherrell Wheatley on Saturday.
Kenya Schumpert said she’d just left her Superior Avenue home to run an errand when she received a call to return home quickly.
She arrived home and found bullet holes in her upstairs window and walls of several rooms in her home.
“I’m like wow, it was a powerful gun to get holes this big in your house,” Schumpert said. “If we had been going up and down the stairs, we would be gone too.”
Schumpert said neighbors told her that they heard between 12 and 15 shots, so many some kids thought it was fireworks.
She says when she realized her friend Wheatley had been killed by one of the bullets fired in the drive-by attack, she couldn’t believe it.
“My feelings was hurt so bad when I found out about that because she didn’t have a chance to duck, just trying to get home when this happened.”
Schumpert and others in the neighborhood say Wheatley had just finished feeding a friend’s dogs and was walking back about a half block to her own home.
“This is sad right now, she’s going to be missed dearly,” a neighbor said.
Dayton police say they are looking for a silver Ford Taurus or similar car, reported leaving the area after the fatal gunfire.
They’re asking anyone with information to call them at (937) 333-COPS.