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Pregnant woman shot in Antioch drive-by shooting

A bullet home inside the Coffee's Antioch home. A bullet home inside the Coffee's Antioch home.

A home is supposed to be a safe place to rest your head,  but an Antioch family said Thursday night their sense of security is gone.

Early Thursday morning bullets came flying into their Reeves Road house.

"A mother's supposed to protect their grandkids and their children," said Sara Coffee. "We were here and we weren't able to protect them."

For more than two decades Sara Coffee and her family felt safe at their Antioch home.

"They shot in that window," said Sara Coffee. "It's all the way through it."

Sara Coffee said the gunman shot her home several times.

At the time six people were inside the house, including Coffee's two grandchildren and her son's pregnant girlfriend.

Sara Coffee said she woke up to what sounded like knocking and her son yelling for everyone to get down. His girlfriend had been shot.

"They were laying here on the bed," said Sara Coffee, describing the scene. "She lays on this side, he lays on that side. There's the hole that it come through."

"I didn't know where she was shot at the time," said Jerry Coffee. "She's nine months pregnant. My worst fear was not only losing her, but losing my first child."

Jerry Coffee's girlfriend was hit in the lower leg.

He said doctors removed the bullet and the baby is fine.

Police said it's very rare a home is randomly fired upon.

So why gunshots into this home? Jerry Coffee said he didn't know.

"I have very few enemies," said Jerry Coffee. "I don't see why they would be targeting me or my family. We do anything we can to help people."

While no one else were hurt, all inside were left shaken and fearful to stay the night in their home.

"I ain't going to be able to sleep," said Sara Coffee. "I haven't been able to go back to sleep since I got up this morning, or since that happened last night. I'm scared."

Police said there were no suspects at this time.

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