Despite a 13 year old being airlifted after being shot, Hammond woman says her window was broken by stray gunfire
July 5, 2017-Hammond Police issued a warning earlier in the weekend after a 13 year old boy was airlifted due to a stray bullet hitting him in the head. Despite that warning, Royann Graham says her car window was shot out at about 10:30 p.m. last night after someone fired a gun into the air. The car was sitting outside her home in the 4800 block of Chestnut when a bullet came down and shattered the back window. The situation could have been much worse, however, as Graham’s 22 and 23 year old children were outside and noticed the broken window. Graham says the pair left for a few minutes around 10:20 last night and noticed the broken window at 10:30 p.m. last night. Graham says she will now undergo a costly repair for the window. Additionally, her minor child was afraid all night. “My 14 year old was scared the rest of the night because of it and every noise he heard he kept saying “There’s another gunshot” she told the Gazette.
Residents are urged to never fire guns into the air as stray bullets can be lethal.
Royann has started a GoFundMe page to try to raise the $175 she needs to get the window fixed. Click here to help her.Click here for reuse options!
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