Paul and Jackie Martin came to the public meeting for the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Safety Tuesday night for one purpose: to see what they could do about a drive-by shooting they witnessed Saturday night in front of their home.

Paul and Jackie Martin came to the public meeting for the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Safety Tuesday night for one purpose: to see what they could do about a drive-by shooting they witnessed Saturday night in front of their home.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Southwest Westminister Road. Both Paul and Jackie were outside at the time, having purchased a new car that day and returning home from driving it. Standing in his drive, Paul said he heard four shots ring out, striking the side of a duplex next door. 

The shots, he said, came from a white Jeep Cherokee that sped off shortly after. The entire incident happened about 25 feet from him.

“I thought I heard four shots,” he said. “One of the neighbors said he heard five, another said six.”

The Martin’s called police, who he said responded quickly. All the necessary information was taken and police reportedly spoke to the neighbor whom the shots were directed at, one of several kids in the home. 

While no one was injured, Martin said the incident rattled him.

“I could never have imagined using the words drive-by shooting and Blue Springs together,” he said. “It worries me.”

Chief Wayne McCoy said after the meeting that he had not yet been briefed on the incident as of Tuesday.