Quiet mountain neighborhood in Rimforest riddled with bullets

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A quiet mountain neighborhood in Rimforest was shocked after someone opened fire on multiple buildings. (KABC)

Bullets flew into a Rimforest home and a woman was nearly struck Tuesday evening.

The couple, who asked to not be identified, was in bed watching TV when someone sprayed their home in the 2600 block of Apache Trail with bullets at about 9 p.m.

"I heard this explosion, this glass," one of the homeowners said as she described her TV stand shattering. "There was all this glass all over, but I couldn't figure out where it came from. So I looked up and I saw the bullet hole."

The bullet hit her guest bedroom where she had been moments earlier, just inches from where the bullet hit a wall.

"This is very unnerving, very scary for my husband and myself because one of the bullets went through our closet and we were laying there in bed," she said. "It could have ended up so much worse for us."

A third bullet hit the couple's china hutch and knocked a picture off the wall.

Several neighbors also reported hearing the gunfire.

"Several shots, approximately six to seven shots, and it seemed like a semi-automatic sound," Rimforest resident Gordon Scott explained.

The shooting shocked residents who described the area as a quiet mountain neighborhood.

"Nothing like this has ever happened in our neighborhood before. I've never heard gun shots here. There's never been violence here, and we've been here 40 years," Rimforest resident Krissy Greenwood said.

The couple's home was not the only building hit by gunfire as investigators said a Southern California Edison maintenance yard was also struck.

Residents believed whoever took aim at the neighborhood did so from the vantage point of Highway 18.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the San Bernardino County Twin Peaks Sheriff's Station at (909)336-0600.

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