NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A bullet smashed into the room of a teenage girl Friday in the Bronx.
It happened on Ryer Avenue near East Burnside Avenue in the Tremont section.
The bullet hit a room occupied by a 15-year-old girl, according to her family. It shattered a mirror in her room and then went through another wall, ultimately landing in the bathroom.
The girl’s uncle, Philip Robles, took CBS2’s Dave Carlin upstairs to see the bullet-pierced walls and doors. He said despite his niece’s calm and upbeat demeanor, he knows she was rattled by the brush with death.
“She’s a good kid, too, not talking about a kid that hangs out or anything like that. She doesn’t deserve anything like that. She’s really scared,” he told Carlin.
Neighbors said they worry the warmer temperatures will bring a wave of outdoor activity, which could result in shootings.
“It hit home. I work on this block, I could’ve been at the bus stop, walking up. It could’ve been anything, it could’ve been anybody,” Nicole Derby said.
“Really gotten out of control. I think it’s really sad things like this can happen,” said Joy Morales.
There were no injuries.
“I’m very angry, I’m hoping that someone — police — will do something about this and make sure they apprehend the person who did it,” Robles said.
There are security cameras on some buildings in the area, but not all of them were in working order, Carlin reported.