Despiertan a familia a punta de balazos


A Bethlehem family is in shock after waking up to dozens of holes in their home.

The family said they were awoken by the sound of shotgun blasts around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

There are five children living in the home in the 1900 block of Brookside Drive. The family told 69 News one of those blasts missed a child by inches.

"I didn't know what it was at first; I thought somebody threw something at my window," said Lanise Burrell, who lives in the home with her fiance and children.

Police arrived on scene, armed with long guns. They found a window shot out. Shattered glass made it all the way across the living room.

Shotgun shell casings were scattered on the sidewalk close to the home.

The blasts also left a hole in the couch, right above where a child had been sleeping.

"My daughter was on the couch asleep; bullet holes all throughout the walls; bullet hole over her head, missed her by inches," Burrell said.

Family members said they are on-edge after this close call, but also said it could have been much worse.

"I'm just thankful my kids aren't really hurt," Burrell said.

69 News reached out to police for more information about the incident, but have not heard back at this point.