Random Gunfire Narrowly Misses Nursing Dallas Mom

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Despite warnings ever year, Dallas Police have issues with people firing their guns into the air on New Year’s Eve.

This year was no different.  And when a bullet crashed down from the ceiling of a home on Woodlot Drive, it barely missed Alicia Munoz, who was breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Jayden.

Almost a dozen family members, including her mother, sister, nieces and daughters, sat around her in the bedroom of her sister’s home in southeast Dallas, all waiting to celebrate the New Year.

The blast left them covered in dust.  “We heard the sound, like it was a bomb.  It exploded loudly,” Munoz said.
Police say the stray bullet landed on the bed, where Munoz was sitting.

“I just ducked to get something from my bag,” she said, describing how she managed to miss the bullet that passed just behind her.

“It fell right on top of her,” said her 15-year-old daughter Erica Velasquez.

The family believes someone shot the bullet into the air, unaware it would come down straight through their roof.

Frightened more gunfire would follow, the family panicked.  “Everybody started to run,” remembers 7-year-old Maria Ramirez, Munoz’s niece.  “We were all scared and the adults told us to get in the closet because maybe they were going to throw some more at night.”

Ramirez says she thought someone was hurt.  Her aunt believes someone very easily could have been.  “Thank God it didn’t hit me,” said Munoz. “I think it’s a miracle of God.”

Police were unable to find the shooter.

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One Comment

  1. Rick says:

    This is why there needs to be more strict gun control laws. If you can’t be responsible with a gun, you should not be allowed to own one or use one.

    1. Oh, Shut Up says:

      You think any of those Mexicans firing their pistolas in the air actually bought them LEGALLY? Gun restrictions only restrict those who follow the law in the first place.

      1. Really? says:

        Who said it was a Mexican? It could have just as easily (probably more likely) been a redneck white guy who fired that gun.

        Also, gun restriction laws seem to work well in Europe.

  2. James says:

    Yeah lets out law guns. Take them out of the hands of the law abiding citizens because of the stupidity of a few. Law abiding citizens should not be allowed to defend them selves. Then the only people that will have guns is the outlaws who by definition do not follow laws and most of them fall under the same category of stupidity as the shooter in this story. I agree stupid people do not need guns, but you can’t regulate stupidity.

    1. Nick says:

      Did anyone say they wanted to outlaw guns? I don’t think so. Make it harder to get one and make sure that everyone who buys one knows without a doubt that when you shoot up into the air, the bullet comes down at the same speed that it goes up (simple physics). You can make people take a class to own a gun that they will have to pass and know the dangers of guns and how to be a responsible gun owner. That might help keep stupid people from owning guns.

  3. FedUpTxn says:

    This type of New Years “celebration” only became a problem with the invasion of people from south of the border who bring with them crime and expense of every kind. Search online for Garland open warrants and see just how many are from this population. Our entire country is beginning to reflect the same. Remember this when you vote!

  4. dn says:

    how would hiding in the closet help? it came through the roof, it can just as easily come through the roof where the closet is…….

  5. Denni says:

    what an embarrassing situation it could have been…found dead while nursing the baby…wasn’ there a song about that?

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