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.READ MORE: Family Members: Woman Originally From Long Island Among The Missing In Florida Condo Collapse
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.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
“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.MORE NEWS: See It: Woman Steals Dog From Valley Stream Home
There are security cameras on some buildings in the area, but not all of them were in working order, Carlin reported.