Girl, 12, Grazed by Bullet That Came Through Window of Manhattan Apartment

The girl was doing her homework on her bed when a bullet grazed her neck

Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 6:41 AM EDT
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Girl, 12, Grazed by Bullet in Manhattan Apartment

NBC 4 New York

A 12-year-old Manhattan girl was grazed by a bullet that came through her window while she was sitting on her bed in her home Monday night. 

The girl was doing her homework in her family's sixth-floor apartment in Morningside Heights when she said she heard a noise and then felt something hot on her neck.

Police believe someone fired shots on the street and that one of the bullets ricocheted off the fire escape outside the girl's window, came through the glass and grazed her neck.

"I just hear, 'Pow, pow, pow.' I got scared and by the time I got up, a bullet went in my hair," the girl told NBC 4 New York. "I ran out and I said, 'I've been hit. I've been hit.'"

The girl's father said: "That's like lightning coming through the window and hitting you. That's crazy. Even the cops were saying that's crazy." 

The girl was taken to the hospital and treated for a burn.

Police are still looking for whoever fired the shot. 

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