A Paradise Hills woman was in her home Friday night when she was shot by a stray bullet.
Her sister, Tesha Turner, said the 19-year-old tried to run around the corner but couldn’t. “She was standing here, she was eating, or making something to eat and then she heard it, ‘snap!’ everybody gets down, and then she said she tried to bend the corner but then she couldn't make it, she was already shot,” Turner explained.
The shooting happened in the 6200 block of Potomac Street and Calle Tortuosa around 11 p.m.
Turner said they were getting her children ready for bed when they heard shots down the street. They hurried the children toward the back of the house, and Turner’s sister, who was ducking behind a wall, was hit by one of two stray bullets. The bullet went through a backpack she happened to be wearing and a can of shaving cream, lodging in her back near her spine.
Turner said she’s now scared to let her children go outside or even stay in her home.
“Somebody just went by and shot and it came through the house. They can do it again, and who is to say it’s not going to go through the window and somebody is going to be sitting right there you know?" she said.
The police are still looking for the suspects who left in a two-door dark-colored car, possibly a Monte Carlo.
The family has set up a Gofundme page to help with the victim’s recovery. Turner says her sister is now resting at home. Doctors say she is very lucky because if the bullet had been closer to her spine she could have been paralyzed.