Shots rang out on the 100 block of Diamond St. Saturday morning. One of those bullets flew through a woman’s living room, landing feet from where her infant daughter plays.
“I look on my wall, and I’m like…’that’s a big spider up there’, and I look closer, and…that’s a big bullet hole,” said Leeonna Evans.
The bullet went through Evans’ wall, piercing a frame that holds a picture of her eight-month-old daughter.
Evans feels lucky that neither she, nor her daughter were injured, but said the outcome could have been deadly had the shooting taken place hours earlier.
“[My daughter’s] still an infant. So, I get up throughout the night to feed her. I could’ve been making her bottle. We could’ve been dead,” said Evans.
Evans has reported the incident to the New Haven Police Dept. The single mother said she now fears for her daughter’s safety.
“I’m not safe, my baby’s not safe.”
Still shaken up, Evans said the only thing she can do to protect her baby is move.
“We’re not staying here, and it’s too bad because we have limited family, so it’s not like we have that many options or that many places to go.”
The New Haven Police Dept. is releasing limited details on the incident, and wouldn’t comment.
Meantime, Leeonna Evans hopes police find the person or persons who pulled the trigger.