Family happy to be alive after close call with bullet

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A teenager was shot and killed Friday near the University of Memphis. A woman who lives in the neighborhood said her kids could have been killed as well when a bullet went through her window.

Gunfire outside Demetria Dalton's Highland View Apartment created lots of fright this Halloween.

"I'm sad right now. My heart is hurting," Dalton said.

Dalton is disappointed by the hole in her kitchen window. It marks the spot where a bullet came crashing through. It grazed the cabinet before plowing into the dining room wall. Dalton was at work, but her grandmother and three children were home when the shots rang out.

"My grandmother was shaken up really bad. I saw the bullet hole in the window and the walls, and I just thank God my family was ok," Dalton said.

Domonique Jones, Dalton's sister, said everyone in the apartment had to run for cover.

"My grandmother was scared.  The scene was blocked off, but she told me as soon as they heard the bullet fly through, they got on the floor and ran into the bedroom and got underneath the bed or whatever," Jones said.

And despite the death of a neighbor, Dalton is just grateful the ordeal was not any worse.
"I really wouldn't know what to do with myself if something happened to my kids because they all I got and they are what I live for," Dalton said.

Police are still searching for the suspects involved in the shooting. Authorities believe they may be driving a white car. Anyone with information is asked to call Memphis Police.

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