Teen Girl Killed by Stray Bullet While at Home in Bed

Justin Morgan
By Justin Morgan
October 3, 2019USshare
Teen Girl Killed by Stray Bullet While at Home in Bed
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A search is underway by police to find the person responsible for firing the fatal shot that took a teen girl’s life while she was at home in bed, reported WSBTV.

The victim was in her southwest Atlanta home on the 2900 block of River Ridge Drive, when just before 6 a.m. an exchange of gunfire erupted between two people outside the home.

According to CBS46, during the exchange, three rounds of gunfire pierced the house, from which a stray bullet ended up striking the young teen, while she was in her bed, say police.

While the identity of the victim hasn’t officially been released by police, family members have identified her as 18-year-old Jessica Daniels, a recent graduate of South Atlanta High School.

A family member told reporters that Jessica was awakened by the sound of gunfire and was able to push her young cousin onto the floor, saving her life, before getting hit with a bullet in the chest.

Police currently have no suspects in custody, and anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Atlanta police department.

11-Year-Old Shot to Death at Home While Sleeping

In another incident that happened earlier this year, a young Texas boy was shot to death at home while sleeping.

The incident occurred during a drive-by shooting that is believed to have been intended for the previous occupants of the home.

11-year-old Kamren Jones lived on Brentwood St, in Channelview, with his father, Kenyatta Jones, and six siblings.

Authorities say Kamren was asleep when, in the early hours of Sept. 29, multiple gunshots were fired into the home, reported the Daily Mail.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Kamren was the only one injured and killed during the attack, despite several other children also being present in the same room at the time of the shooting.

The attack left the family’s car and home littered with bullet holes, and Kamren was pronounced dead at the scene. The weapon believed to be used in the attack is a semi-automatic rifle.

Donna Patterson, a nearby neighbor who called 911 when she heard the gunshots early Sunday morning, told a reporter from Click2Houston: “There were 22 shots in perfect timing. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, 22 loud. I just thought, ‘Oh my gosh, are they coming through the house.’”

In a social media video post made by the sheriff’s department Sunday morning, Gonzalez referred to the incident as “tragic” and “senseless.”

“This is a child. And these are cowards that shoot into a home. They could have killed and injured a lot more people … We’re going to do all we can to bring justice to this 11-year-old that lost his life this morning so tragically,” said Gonzalez.

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