Flying bullets, a screaming wife, blood, but no arrests

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It seemed like a nightmare.  Nicole LaBauve woke up screaming something came through the window and hit her. Her husband, Michael LaBauve, rushed to her side.  "I come in the room to check on her and she rolls to the floor," Michael LaBauve said.

He had no idea what was going on.  His wife was lying on the ground and he heard glass shattering. Michael LaBauve ran outside to see if anyone was there but saw nothing.  "I returned back inside to check on her and that's when we noticed the blood spot on her pants where she had been shot and had the bullet in her," LaBauve said.

The husband called 911 and checked on his three young boys.  Thankfully they were unharmed and still asleep.

When police arrived the family could not believe what they found. "They recovered three of the rounds and seven casings," LaBauve said. "Three of the rounds are still lodged in my house."

Two of the bullets were fired into the couple's bedroom, the other five shots went through the side of the house. One shattered the bathroom mirror, another was fired just feet away from where the two oldest boys were sleeping.  But luckily, that one did not go through the house.

"That's what really bothers me more than anything else," LaBauve said.  "Heaven help me if someone would have hurt my kids."

Nicole LaBauve is home recovering from her injuries.

Michael LaBauve believes if he would not have fallen asleep on the couch that night with his youngest son, he too would have been hit by a bullet.  "It would have caught me right along the shoulder or through the back," Michael LaBauve said.

It happened a week ago Sunday early in the morning.  Yet, Gulfport police have no real leads.

"It does bother and worry me," Michael LaBauve said. "It did happen and it could happen to anyone's house."

If you have any information about the shooting you are asked to call Gulfport Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 and remember you can choose to remain anonymous.

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