Girl hit in face by stray bullet

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-16 09:08:49-04

A teenage girl in Newport News was hit in the face by a bullet after it came flying through a wall.

"There was a bunch of police breaking in her house last night, and they got flash lights and K9 units and coming in her house," a neighbor told NewsChannel 3.

Neighbors say the 18-year-old girl was inside the apartment in the Aqua Vista Apartments complex, on Aqua Vista Drive, when a gunshot came through the wall around 1 a.m.

"I saw her come out and they took her in an ambulance with her blood running through her shirt," she added.

Newport News Police investigators tell NewsChannel 3 when they got to the complex, they discovered the bullet hit the girl in the face, and it looked like the gunshot came from an adjoining apartment, and traveled through the wall.

After investigating, officers say the shot came from right next door, and made its way into the apartment.

Officers tell NewsChannel 3 the girl is in the hospital, but will be okay.

Since last night's shooting, neighbors tell NewsChannel 3 they're fearful for their own families.

"People out here shooting; they don`t consider we have kids. A bullet can go through their window and what are you gonna tell me if my niece or nephew dies? You can`t tell me nothing."

So far, no charges or arrest in last night's shooting. Police say they could be coming, since they're working on positively identifying who fired the shots.