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Akron woman spends birthday counting bullet holes in home after scary close call

Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 21:50:17-05

Counting bullet holes to her home and car was not the way Tammy Dullen expected to spend her birthday. She turned 51 the day after a terrifying ordeal.

Around 6:30 Monday evening, someone opened fire on Tammy's Akron home on Spellman Court where she lives with her husband, Jimmy.

Four of the shots came through the home and two others struck Tammy's car.

The couple was sitting on a couch watching television in their living room when they heard gunshots. Bullets penetrated a wall and pieces of drywall landed on them, but luckily they were not shot.

"I've never experienced this before and my insides are just trembling," Tammy said. "I could be dead."

Tammy and Jimmy said they have not experienced any problems in the neighborhood and have no idea why anyone would try to hurt them.

"We don't know if we were targeted or if they just got the wrong house or what, but it's traumatizing," she said. "Oh my God, somebody needs to teach them the meaning of life."

A neighbor's surveillance camera captured images of a car that may have sped away after the gunfire. Akron police are reviewing the video.

There are no suspects in the case.

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information that solves the case. Tipsters can remain anonymous when calling 330-434-COPS.