Stray Bullet Goes Through D.C. Homeowner's Door

4:27 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A Southeast D.C. woman came home to a startling discovery.

Valerie Godbolt says when she arrived home around 11 Wednesday night in the 5000 block of G Street near Benning Road SE, she noticed a bullet hole.  Upon further inspection she discovered a bullet came from outside, through the front of the house, through a wall, through the townhome and is now lodged in the back wall of the outside of her home.

Not only was this a shock to Godbolt, but frightening because her 27-year-old daughter, who is wheelchair bound, was home at the time.

Her daughter was lying on her bed watching a movie with friends around 9 Wednesday night.

D.C. police are looking into a shooting that happened a couple of blocks away.

Since the bullet didn't hit anyone, D.C. police told Godbolt the only crime that was committed, if they catch the person, would be destruction of property.

Godbolt says her home is her pride and joy.  She says she was homeless and worked her way to getting into the home she renting and living in now.  She wants to remove those scary reminders of her home riddled with bullet holes and hopes the home owners' association will pay for the repairs.

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