Bullet fired through bedroom window strikes 83-year-old woman

An 83-year-old woman was in bed when a shot was fired through her bedroom window, striking her in the arm, Baltimore police said. City police said officers were called just before 2 am Friday to a house in the 4400 block of Wakefield Road, a bullet hit the window frame, then went through the window, striking the woman in her arm while she was reading a book.”The bullet came through the window, hit my mother in the lower forearm and penetrated out near the elbow, ” said Gregory Tyson, the victim’s son.Tyson said what his mother told him moments before the gunfire: “I’m going to lay down in my bed. I’m going to read ‘My Daily Bread,’ and I’m going to go to sleep.” “By the time I got downstairs to switch into my night attire, I heard something go ‘pop,’ and I heard her jump up and scream,” Tyson said.” Well, at first, I didn’t think it was a bullet . I didn’t think she was shot,” said Price Tyson, the victim’s son. “We saw something else going on, and then I saw the bullet on the floor and the hole in the window. Then, we looked at her arm. I wrapped it up, but then we looked further and called the police and ambulance.” She was taken to a hospital and could get released Friday. Her sons told 11 News she is both shaking and tired.”She’s 83 years old. She was freaked out of her mind. She was screaming, ‘Why me? Why me? Why me? What in the world is going on?'” Tyson said. “(The) only thing that kept (the bullet) from penetrating into her, it hit the frame. It slowed it down and then ‘pop.'” Baltimore police searched a wooded area across the street, thinking the gunfire may have come from there. Officers also went door to door in hopes of getting more information from neighbors. Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, D-District 8, is fed up with the violence. He helped distribute fliers that explain ways to report crime.”Obviously, if it’s exhausting for me as an elected official, I know the communities are exhausted as well and want closure,” Burnett said. “They want something done, they want people held accountable and, more importantly, they want people to put the guns down.”The victim’s family also want the guns off the streets.”It’s crazy. It’s just pitiful. Old woman sitting back during It’s crazy,” Price Tyson said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2466 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

An 83-year-old woman was in bed when a shot was fired through her bedroom window, striking her in the arm, Baltimore police said.

City police said officers were called just before 2 am Friday to a house in the 4400 block of Wakefield Road, a bullet hit the window frame, then went through the window, striking the woman in her arm while she was reading a book.

“The bullet came through the window, hit my mother in the lower forearm and penetrated out near the elbow,” said Gregory Tyson, the victim’s son.

Tyson said what his mother told him moments before the gunfire: “I’m going to lay down in my bed. I’m going to read ‘My Daily Bread,’ and I’m going to go to sleep.”

“By the time I got downstairs to switch into my night attire, I heard something go ‘pop,’ and I heard her jump up and scream,” Tyson said.

“Well, at first, I didn’t think it was a bullet. I didn’t think she was shot,” said Price Tyson, the victim’s son. “We saw something else going on, and then I saw the bullet on the floor and the hole in the window. Then, we looked at her arm. I wrapped it up, but then we looked further and called the police and ambulance.”

She was taken to a hospital and could get released Friday. Her sons told 11 News she is both shaken and tired.

“She’s 83 years old. She was freaked out of her mind. She was screaming, ‘Why me? Why me? Why me? What in the world is going on?'” Tyson said. “(The) only thing that kept (the bullet) from penetrating into her, it hit the frame. It slowed it down and then ‘pop.'”

Baltimore police searched a wooded area across the street, thinking the gunfire may have come from there. Officers also went door to door in hopes of getting more information from neighbors.

Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, D-District 8, is fed up with the violence. He helped distribute fliers that explain ways to report crime.

“Obviously, if it’s exhausting for me as an elected official, I know the communities are exhausted as well and want closure,” Burnett said. “They want something done, they want people held accountable and, more importantly, they want people to put the guns down.”

The victim’s family also want the guns off the streets.

“It’s crazy. It’s just pitiful. Old woman sitting back during her nightly reading before she goes to sleep and she gets shot. It’s crazy,” Price Tyson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2466 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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