Stray bullet hits girl's bedroom; no one injured

Posted at 4:15 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 19:18:46-04

The father of a 2 1/2-year-old girl remains visibly shaken Monday after a stray bullet pierced his young daughter's bedroom over the weekend.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning on Bellefontaine Avenue off of Gregory Boulevard.

"Whoever was over there shooting put all our lives at risk, and that's unacceptable," the father said.

The shot narrowly missed a nurse who was taking care of his daughter, who has cerebral palsy.

"She immediately dropped to the floor, crawled in and alerted us to the front room what was going on," the girl's father said.

Police said around 3:30 a.m. Saturday a red car pulled up to a home on Bellefontaine Avenue. Witnesses told officers people at the house and in the car began shooting at each other. 

Soon after, a man showed up at Research Medical Center with gunshot wounds on his feet. 

"They found shell casings over in the yard across the street, so I can only assume, the shell casings is over there, that's who was shooting," the girl's father said.

People living at the home where police said the shooting occurred denied any involvement in the shooting. 

"We moved from Kansas to get away from this same type of environment. We found this street, and it was very quiet until this happened," the girl's father said.

This is the latest shooting in Kansas City involving children. Last Wednesday someone shot a teenage girl in the leg through her bedroom window at 45th and Myrtle. 

"This easily could have happened to my baby, and what am I going to do? You know, what am I supposed to do?" the girl father's said.

He is now thinking of moving his daughter, who uses a ventilator, out of the neighborhood. And because of this shooting, they've also lost their nurse.

"She has quit, and I don't even blame her. I don't blame her; that could have scared the hell out of me," the girl's father said.

If you know anything about this shooting, call police or the KC Crimestoppers Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477).



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