Family furious after bullet hits home, feet from where newborn is sleeping

(Source: WNEM)

A family is shaken up after a bullet nearly hit their newborn son in his room.

The child is safe, but the reason why the gun was fired has the family furious.

Nathan Stevens, his wife and a family friend were watching a movie in their living room Tuesday night at their home in Mt. Morris Township. Their 1-year-old daughter was upstairs and their newborn son was sleeping in the room next door.

“I hear bang, bang. Sounded like gun shots,” Stevens said. “I go outside and look and there’s a couple guys shooting a shot gun standing at the road.”

Stevens was concerned and went to check on his kids.

“I go back there and see holes through three of our walls and the vanity in the bathroom,” he said.

A bullet entered through one wall into the bedroom and then went through another wall into the bathroom and right into the vanity.

Stevens’ newborn son, just 7-weeks-old, was sleeping in a pack-in-play mere feet from where the bullet entered the room.

“This is ridiculous, childish, just completely irresponsible,” Stevens said.

Stevens said the family friend was walking toward that bathroom seconds before it was hit with gunfire.

“He was on his way to it when we heard the gun shots,” Stevens said.

He said police told him it was an accident and the men were shooting at a beehive.

Stevens said the two men shooting the guns were arrested, but dropped back off at home just hours later.

“I was told it was a misdemeanor of a firearm and they can’t hold them over that. They got a court date. I couldn’t believe it,” Stevens said.

He said he is still in shock, but relieved his family wasn’t hurt. He wants to see those responsible be held accountable.

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