Virginia Beach apartment struck by stray bullet as family sits just inches away

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 13:28:37-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach family is counting their blessings after a stray bullet struck their home.

“All I can say is God is good," Lesly Paco told News 3 reporter Brian Hill.

According to Virginia Beach Police, it happened in the 5800 block of Waxham Court Wednesday night. Lesly Paco said her family was in the living room when the bullet pierced their patio screen and window.

"I heard a pop and then I felt glass on me and I looked at our screen and we saw the hole and immediately, we go, 'Down on the floor,'" Paco explained.

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She told us they stayed on the ground for about 15 minutes.

Police said dispatch got calls from people saying they heard between three and 10 gunshots.

“I heard all the ruckus, but I didn’t want to get involved," tenant Victoria Fonseca explained. "It was a lot of screaming at one point and the cops knocked on my door.”

There are no reported injuries or information on what led to the shooting.

Officers said a vague description was given of the suspects, and no arrests have been made.