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Charlottesville Teen Shot While Sleeping

By: Liz Palka Email
By: Liz Palka Email

June 8, 2009

A 14-year-old Charlottesville girl is recovering after being hit by a bullet while sleeping in her bed.

At around 4:00 am Sunday, police were called to the 700 block of Prospect Avenue for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, police found that several shots had been fired and that bullets struck at least two apartments and one vehicle.

One of those rounds went through an exterior wall where the 14-year-old victim lived and struck her. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"By the grace of God she's alive, her condition is stable," said Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo. "It's just an unfortunate, very unfortunate, set of circumstances. We have no reason to believe that that round was intended for that poor young lady."

Authorities are still collecting evidence, as they found a bullet in the apartment complex Monday afternoon.

Neighbors are concerned about the shootings, especially because Blue Ridge Commons is full of children.

One woman visiting family in the apartment complex that night said she was shocked to hear that a girl in her home was hurt by these shootings.

"As a parent that's just really alarming," she said. "It's really scary and at this point I just want my family home."

Charlottesville Police are still investigating this incident and request anyone with information to contact Detective Jim Mooney at 434-970-3374 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

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