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Bullets tear through home

Police are searching for suspects after a shootout in a Mission neighbourhood left a home riddled with bullet holes Saturday night.

CTV Vancouver reports the shootout happened about 100 metres from a school playground at around 11 p.m. and involved a group of at least five males.

“There was a confrontation between two groups of males, one [group] in a black car and another group in a red car,” said Cpl. Patrick Mehain of the Mission RCMP. “A handgun was produced and shortly after that there were several shots fired.”

Mehain said between seven and nine gunshots were fired in total. The bullets hit Doug Montgomery’s home blasting through his front stairs and garage.

“I heard what I thought was fireworks at first, but they were so loud,” Montgomery told CTV News. “It got me up out of my chair because you could hear it impact the house.”

Apart from the holes in the walls of his home, bullets also tore through Montgomery’s vehicle.

“There’s also one lodged in the headrest of my car and another one ricocheted off the side window,” he said.

Neighbours said the gunfire was unexpected in this quiet area.

“When the police came to our door and said there had been gunshots we were pretty shocked to say the least,” said nearby resident Donna George. “The first thought that ran through my mind was, ‘Thank God my grandkids weren’t here.’”

No one was injured in the shootout. There are no suspects and police canvassed the neighbourhood Sunday as they continue their investigation.

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