Bullet flies into DC apartment bedroom where 3-year-old girl was sleeping

- A Southeast D.C. family said multiple gunshots rang out overnight at their apartment complex and one of the bullets flew through their toddler's bedroom window while she was sleeping.

Tyrasha Johnson said it happened early Sunday morning at the Potomac Gardens Apartments in the 700 block of 13th Street. She said she was inside her apartment with her two daughters when a bullet came flying through the girls' bedroom window while her 3-year-old was asleep.

The bullet hole shattered the bedroom's glass window and hit the wall right above the bed where Johnson’s oldest daughter normally sleeps.

Luckily, no one was sleeping in that bed at the time and the 3-year-old in the room was sleeping directly across from where bullet struck the wall.

Johnson and her family still remain shaken up by the scary incident.

"I can't sleep,” she said. “I'm jumping up every two hours. My kids don't want to stay home with me, but I understand what they are going through because it could have been her, me or my other child."

We did see surveillance cameras in place in the courtyard right outside the window of the bottom-floor apartment. It is unclear if the cameras were working at the time of the gunfire.

FOX 5 has reached out to D.C. Housing Authority police, the agency investigating this incident, but have yet to receive a response from them about this case as of Tuesday evening.

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