Sleeping New Jersey girl hit by stray bullet
- Associated Press
- July 7, 2014 - 11:30 AM
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A sleeping New Jersey teenager was shot when gunfire broke out outside her home and a bullet pierced her bedroom wall, authorities said.
Tiya Hudson, a 13-year-old girl from the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, was struck in the buttocks around 12:45 a.m. Monday. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
Her mother, Betty Hudson, said the shooting makes it hard to feel safe at home.
"We're not at the wrong place at the wrong time," she told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. "We're home in bed and something like this happens."
The girl's older sister, Toni Hudson, said she heard gunshots and a scream and ran to get her their mother. When she came out of her mother's room, she said her sister was crawling toward her "saying she was going to die."
A family friend applied pressure to the wound, the family said.
The family says two other girls were also home at the time of the shooting.
The Camden County Prosecutor's office says a 56-year-old woman in a home across the street was injured by debris when a bullet hit her house. She was treated by medical personnel at the scene but declined further medical attention.
No arrests have been made.
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