A couple’s home in north Seattle was riddled with bullets during a drive-by shooting on Friday – and suspect they were targeted because of their pro-police flag, New York Post reports.
A dark SUV pulled up to the home, and the shooter fired nine shots before speeding away. Six of the gunshots hit the home and a vehicle. At least one bullet pierced multiple walls of the home, including one gunshot that traveled all the way through to the garage, they told local news station KIRO.
The couple, grandparents who have reportedly lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 years believed they were targeted because they fly a “thin blue line” flag outside their house to show support for law enforcement.
“Everybody has an opinion and we’re entitled to it. You don’t shoot me for it!” the grandmother told the news station.
The couple said there were problems in the past, once, a vandal scrawled “ACAB” — short for “all cops are bastards” — in spray paint in front of their house, according to the report.
“About twice a week someone was coming by and saying derogatory remarks saying take it down. I didn’t argue with anybody,” the victim said.
Sadly, police have warned the couple to take the flag down to ensure their safety, the woman told KIRO.
“The police said as much as we appreciate your support, we tell our families don’t fly them,” she said.