Bullet strikes a 7-year-old Herndon girl’s mattress

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HERNDON, Va. -- Fairfax County Police are looking for suspects after a bullet struck a Herndon home and lodged into a seven-year-old girl’s bed, while she was sitting on it.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive.

The girl, who DCW News at 10 is not identifying, said she was on her bed, which is in a room on the home’s third floor, and watching her tablet when she heard a loud noise.

"First, I thought it was, like, fireworks,” the girl said.

She then looked out the window that was next to her bed.

"A really loud noise came to our window and like, some of the glass came on my arm and my mom said to get down off the bed."

The girl’s arm wasn’t hurt badly by the glass and she did not need to be taken to the hospital, but her mother said that she was rattled by the incident.

"She just held me and say she’s scared and she hate people that make the guns and knives,” the girl’s mother, who DCW News at 10 is not identifying, said.

Behind the home, is a large field with trees and a creek running through it.

The girl’s family, and other neighbors, said it is normally a quiet neighborhood, but if there is a disturbance, it likely comes from there.

"We heard the gun a couple months ago, the same way,” added the girl’s mother.

Fairfax County Police canvassed the neighborhood but have no suspect information at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the police either by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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