Two people were inside the house on the 1400 block of Jake Creek Drive when the attack occurred at 11:45 a.m., but no one was injured. Police and witnesses say the motives for the shooting remain unknown.
“I was just inside the house cleaning,” Caroline Tupouata said. “We heard six gunshots. One went into the bedroom where my brother-in-law was.”
Neighbors came out running to see the commotion.
One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said she ran outside when she heard the shots.
“I saw a green car pull away nonchalantly,” she said.
The car headed east on Jake Creek Drive and around the corner south, she said.
Witnesses told police that two Latino men in their 20s were in a green Nissan sedan when they shot at the house and the vehicles in the driveway, Patterson Police Sgt. John Walker said. Six to eight shell casings from a handgun were recovered at the scene.
Most of the bullets from the gun struck a late-model Chevrolet Suburban in the window and left bullet holes on its side. Shattered glass from the vehicle covered the driveway and adjacent sidewalk.
One bullet traveled through the garage of the home, through a freezer and the adjacent wall and inside a bedroom, where it ricocheted off a dresser, mirror and another wall before resting on the floor, Walker said. One man was in the room at the time, but he was not close to the area where the bullet struck, Walker said.
Tupoata said she had no idea why someone would attack her house.
“There is no reason why this would’ve happened,” she said.
Police also are uncertain why the suspects committed the crime.
“There are no motives and nothing to indicate that the occupants were the targets at this point,” Walker said.
Six police units responded to the area immediately after receiving the call, but the green Nissan was never found. The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information can contact Patterson Police Services at 892-5071.
• Nick Rappley can be reached at 892-6187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.