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Cleveland law firm shot up overnight

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One of the bullet holes found in the window at the Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter law offices in Cleveland. WRCBtv.com photo One of the bullet holes found in the window at the Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter law offices in Cleveland. WRCBtv.com photo
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -

A Cleveland law firm opened their doors Wednesday morning to find the office riddled with bullet holes overnight.

Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter Attorneys at Law's Cleveland office on Broad Street had between 6-10 bullet holes in their offices, some through windows and front desk/reception area.

"Lawyers have very difficult jobs, we offend a lot of people, this could have been anybody," said attorney Scott Kanavos

Scott Kanavos said he's grown thick skin from being a criminal defense lawyer for the last 30 years.

But not thick enough to take a bullet.

"I've never had anybody do anything like this before," he said.

Employees spent the day cleaning up glass, repairing damaged windows, and trying not to think how much worse this shooting could have been.

"She was afraid she was going to find me slumped over a desk or somewhere else in the building dead," Kanavos said, "I'm here all the time at all hours working on cases."

Cleveland Police believe it was a drive-by shooting overnight and more than one person could be involved.

"We're hoping that by this being out in the media people will come forward and say, oh I heard something, I saw something, I noticed a vehicle in this area," said Public Information Officer Evie West.

Kanavos admits they're line of work can be controversial, and he wants to find out who fired a shot --- aiming at his desk chair -- before it escalates any further.

"We're more interested in resolving this case because we want to find out who gets so frustrated that they shoot out somebody's windows," Kanavos said.

The attorney's at the law firm are offering a $1,000 cash reward if the person or persons responsible comes forward, or if someone has information leading to their arrest.

The attorneys are offering a $1,000 reward if this person turns them self in. 

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