An Ottawa couple say they're shaken after a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night came too close for comfort.

The woman and man, who have asked to remain anonymous for fear of their safety, said they were watching TV in their apartment at a high-rise on Cedarwood Drive when the first shot rang out.

"I heard a bang and I knew it wasn't a firecracker," said the man.

Bullet hole at Herongate high-rise apartment

The couple said the bullet smashed through their apartment window as they were watching TV. (Kate Porter/CBC)

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The woman said the bullet shattered the window and traced a line across the drywall in her ceiling to make a hole in her closet. 

The couple hit the floor. A third bullet missed the apartment completely.

After a few minutes, the man called police.

"I'm glad she's not hurt," said the man. "That would have been really traumatic."

Police looking for two suspects

Ottawa police said the incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported.

Police are looking for two people last seen driving a newer model silver Dodge Charger with heavily tinted windows and with black winter rims. No description of the suspects has been released.

Police said they are still investigating to see if this shooting is linked to others that have happened recently. They haven't been able to confirm whether or not the man and woman were the targets.

The couple, who live in a high-rise in the Herongate neighbourhood, said they do not believe the bullets were meant for them and said the shooting could have happened to anyone. 

"There's a lot of things going on around here, we've heard about them," said the woman. "A lot of gangs, a lot shootings here and there."

Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this incident to call the guns and gangs section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.