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75-year-old shot while sleeping speaks out

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

The elderly man shot through a window while sleeping in his bed spoke to FOX19 NOW following the incident.  

Three unknown male suspects who were targeting the residence when they opened fire in the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Tim Brown, the night chief.

At least three gunshots were fired through the window, he said. One of the bullets struck Todd Curtis, 75, in the back as he slept. 

The suspects fled in a vehicle and remain at large.

Descriptions of the suspects and vehicle were not immediately available.

Curtis was released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center Tuesday evening, but his family is still on edge, trying to figure out who shot several rounds into the house. 

"To be honest with you I was scared cause' I thought maybe they have hit me in my spine," said Todd. "And I was a little upset. I cried a little bit. I worry about my family."

He says he was sleeping on his side when he was hit by a bullet. He was able to drop down to the floor alongside his bed before more bullets flew through his bedroom.

"But before I got at the end of the bed," he recalled. "You know three more shots came in."

Todd called out for help.

"I crawled on the floor at the end of the bed and stayed on my knees," he said. "Then my grandson come down and he put a towel on me because I was bleeding pretty heavy."

Todd's daughter Debra Travis said she worries about what drove someone to target her father's home. 

"He's 75 years old, what harm could have done for somebody?" said Travis. "None because he doesn't bother anybody."

Debra Travis says she and her family were at her father's home for a Fourth of July get together to celebrate the holiday just hours before the shooting.

"Like I say by the grace of God, this wasn't my time."

The incident remains under investigation. 

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