• Police: Volusia County woman nearly hit by stray bullet fired from stolen gun


    EDGEWATER, Fla. - A woman was nearly shot when someone stealing guns from a car in Edgewater fired one of the weapons several times, police said.

    According to police, someone broke into a car on Sabal Palm Drive and took several firearms, including an AK-47.

    Police said one of the weapons was fired several times with at least one bullet going through the window of a house nine blocks away on Kumquat Drive, nearly hitting a resident.

    "I heard, 'bam, bam, bam, bam,' and then a loud explosion," said the woman, who asked to remain unidentified.

    The woman said she was standing at her bathroom sink when a bullet flew by her head, striking the shower next to her.

    "We have no reason to believe the family has been targeted," said Edgewater Police Chief Dave Arcieri. "Just a random act of stupidity."

    "It could have killed me. It could have gotten my head. It was a big bullet, not a little one. It was a very big bullet, and it would have killed me instantly," she said.

    The woman is a nurse at Halifax Hospital and said she was starting her day when the bullet came into the home.

    "I've been a nervous wreck all morning."

    "I'm asking all citizens to lock cars, be diligent and if you spot suspicious activity, call us," said Arcieri. "

    The guns belonged to a resident who said he them locked inside his car overnight after target practice on Tuesday.

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