Residents of an apartment complex in the Inland Empire woke up on Thanksgiving weekend to find that their vehicles were covered with bullet holes.
One of the victims is disabled and angry that she will have to pay hundreds of dollars to repair the damage.
“And then I looked up and saw that and what am I going?” Said Sherrie Trotter, one of the victims.
On Saturday morning, Trotter noticed a bullet hole in the windshield of her SUV parked near her home in the Ashton apartment complex in Corona.
“Glass just started falling out,” she said.
Her rear side window was also shattered by a bullet and her neighbor’s car and a nearby truck were hit several times.
“I was angry, I was upset, I was thinking about money. How much money to fix that, ”Trotter said.
Trotter has a disability and is also raising her 11-year-old grandson.
She says she worries about how much it would cost to fix the damage to her only means of transport.
“Because you have a five hundred deductible, it could be more because I have minimum insurance,” Trotter said.
Corona police investigators say it appears that two or more people could have got into an exchange of fire, but they are unsure because they did not locate the shooters.
Trotter says luckily no one was hit by stray bullets, not even the children who live here.
“It’s sad and knowing there are kids here just isn’t right,” said Trotter.
She says she thinks of the Pasadena tragedy earlier this month when 13-year-old Iran Moreno was killed by a stray bullet while playing video games at home.
She says she doesn’t understand why people resort to gun violence.
“What do you have of it? Do you enjoy this? I don’t know, it’s not very enjoyable for us, ”said Trotter.
Investigators hope someone has surveillance tape of the shooting.
Anyone who has information is urged to call the Corona police.