Multiple bullets hit a home in Arkansas after a man reportedly discovered two boys hiding in his teenage daughter’s bedroom.
The man, who has not been identified, had been woken by the sound of male voices at around 5.30 a.m. on Sunday, local news station KATV reported.
He told officers that he went to his 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom to check on her and her friend. According to a police report, the man found two teenage boys in his daughter’s room and told them they had three minutes to “get dressed and get out.”
The boys ran out of the house in South Wakefield Drive, Little Rock, according to the station. One boy then reportedly sent a text message to one of the girls saying they would return to the house later to “handle” the father and shoot the house.
Around 10 minutes later, up to 30 gunshots were fired in the area, the report said. KATV reported that multiple bullets hit the house as well as a vehicle parked outside. Police later recovered rounds from rifles in the street.
No-one was injured in the shooting, police said.
The girls told police that the father had shot at the boys before forcing them out of the house that morning. One told officers that she was afraid her father would punish her for making the claim.
The father denies those allegations and said he did not know why the boys would have returned to the house.
One of the girls said they had snuck the boys into the home in order to have sex, the police report stated.
All four of the teenagers attend Southwest High School in Little Rock, according to KATV, but the girls reportedly said they did not know the names of the boys.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing. The Little Rock Police Department and the Little Rock School District have been contacted for comment.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization dedicated to understanding and reducing gun violence, more than 100 Americans are killed and 200 more wounded by guns every day.
But the organization says the effects of gun violence extend “far beyond these casualties” as gun violence “shapes the lives of millions of Americans who witness it, know someone who was shot, or live in fear of the next shooting.”