Close Call For Resident After NYE Bullet Rips Through Home

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:56am

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 7:22pm

MISSION- Thousands of people hit the streets to ring in the new year this weekend while others preferred to stay home. For one woman in the upper valley that decision almost cost her her life.

"I could be in a hospital but now only that I could be dead," said Becky Ann Reynoso.

Reynoso lives off of Azucena St. in Mission. She says the neighborhood is usually safe but on new years night many shots were fired into the air. One of those bullets ripped through her roof landing right in her living room, just feet away from her and her son.

"I feel like I've been violated," she says. "I feel like I've been raped because you don't think about the fact that something or someone is coming into your home and this is an invasion."

Police say the bullet came from a .45 calibur pistol and that the gun was fired close by. Even though a lot of people fire guns into the air on new years night it's still illegal. Especially in a residential neighborhood.

Reynoso may never now who fired the gun into her home and says she's lucky to be alive. Now her biggest problem is finding the hole in her roof that may end up costing hundreds to fix. She hopes residents will be more respectful next new years eve.

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