NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly woman, whose grandson is a detective who serves as a guard for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, is recovering after being shot by a stray bullet.

Police say around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 81-year-old Agripina Camacho was hit in the cheek while she was inside her Brooklyn apartment watching television.

“She started screaming, ‘I’m hit I’m hit,'” the victim’s son, Freddie Camacho, told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider. ” That’s when I ran out of my room.”

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Camacho said it’s a miracle the bullet lodged in his mother’s cheek and never got to her skull.

“It hit her right underneath the eye,” Camacho said.

He called 911 and his mother was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

After undergoing surgery, the victim will not be returning to the home she’s lived in for 30 years. Schneider reports Camacho is planning on staying with one of her grandsons.

Police determined the bullet came from somewhere on Jerome Avenue, flew threw the courtyard and went straight through the window of Camacho’s first-floor apartment on Barbey Street.

“This area was good and now it’s going downhill,” Camacho said.

Police are now stationed at the back and front of the building at the Belmont-Sutter Houses.

So far, there are no arrests.


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