By Liam Martin

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A Manchester family is living in fear after their apartment was struck by bullets.

Manchester Police say someone fired the shots before dawn on Tuesday. No one was hurt but this is the second time in less than a month the apartment has been hit by gunfire. Police say they believe someone is targeting that home, but it could be a case of mistaken identity.

“Scariest part was two weeks ago, when it did happen, my three-year-old grandson had just walked out of the bedroom when the bullet went through the front window,” Nicole Cepeda-Perez said.

Then again Tuesday, someone walked up to their West Street apartment, and opened fire — striking a car and their home.

“Went through the window, through the wall and came out by my daughter’s head where she was sleeping,” Cepeda-Perez said.

She is hoping to leave the neighborhood soon.

The past month has been a violent stretch for the city — with multiple shootings, including of a police officer.

It has raised fears enough that the police chief himself took to the streets today to let residents know they’re on the case.

“We are hoping to make an arrest as soon as we possibly can, because we are deeply concerned that we have individuals that are potentially targeting one another and then somebody else could potentially be harmed,” Chief Nick Willard said.

“We have a lot of police officers on the street right now surveilling these neighborhoods covertly in hopes of making an arrest in real time.”

There is surveillance video of Tuesday’s shooting. It’s grainy but police say it’ll give them a start. They’re also trying to pull fingerprints from the shell casings.


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