Stray Bullet Comes Within Inches of Hitting Pregnant Mother

By: KKTV Email
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A pregnant mother could have lost her life, when a stray bullet flew through her bedroom.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning on the 200 block of Michigan Avenue in Pueblo. It was the second shooting to happen on that street within a few hours.

The first shooting happened in the 100 block of Michigan Avenue around 2 a.m. and damaged several vehicles. The second shooting, happened just before 5 a.m. a block away.

Police found several bullet casings on the sidewalk in front of the home that was shot. Just 20 feet away, three bullet holes can clearly be seen in a large picture window.

Those three bullets struck a wall, ricocheted off a picture frame and shredded a wooden railing bar before passing through several walls and landing in the kitchen.

A fourth bullet, the first shot fired according to a resident, shattered a mirror hanging on the wall before ricocheting over a bed where Marie Johnson was sleeping. Johnson woke when shards of mirror rained down on her. The bullet blasted through the closet door and bounced off the wall before finally coming to a rest.

Johnson says, at the time of the shooting, only her mother-in-law and herself were home. Normally, there are several other people in the home at that time, including small children.

Her daughter, likes to lay on the floor in front of the mirror that was destroyed. The whole ordeal has shaken and confused Johnson. "I'm a working mother... I'm four months pregnant, my daughter is five years old. Me and my boyfriend work to take care of our daughter and for somebody to drive by and shoot at our house, for no reason. For what?" questions Johnson.

Sunday night Johnson couldn't sleep at the house. "I don't know these people. I don't know if I can come home tonight, a week from now, a month from now, and think everything's okay and these people come back and start shooting again," says Johnson. She says, now she may have to move to feel secure.

If you have any information about either of these shootings, you can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers in Pueblo at 542-STOP.

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