Bullet shoots through sleeping couple’s Beach home

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-11 20:50:51-04

Elliot Creekmore and his wife were sleeping in their Virginia Beach home when a bullet shot through their bedroom last week.

“Drywall was everywhere and she stood up and I told her to get down and I kneeled over there and I dialed 911,” Elliot says.

It happened around midnight last Thursday, June 5th in the Windsor Oaks neighborhood off of Holland Road.

The bullet traveled through their bedroom, hitting a door frame, then shooting through the hallway before becoming lodged in a porcelain vase.

The bullet hole is just inches from where the two were sleeping.

“It’s real close. It’s real scary,” Elliot says.

With his stepson sleeping in the next room over, Elliot still can’t believe no one was hurt. He believes the bullet may have come from a neighborhood across the street that he says isn’t so quiet.

“As soon as the police came in, they went over there because someone said there was a shooting over there,” Elliot says.

Police say they are still investigating the shooting and trying to find the person who pulled the trigger.

Several officers were seen patrolling the neighborhood, which brings comfort to Elliot, who says he may not be so lucky if it happens again.

“When a gun goes  off, even by accident, there is no name where it’s going. I was just fortunate this time that it didn`t come my way or my wife’s way, because even an accidental shooting on accident can still prove fatal.”