NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A bullet went through a child’s bed frame inside a Newington home Wednesday night.
Newington police said the bullet entered the bedroom of the 9-year-old child and traveled through their bed frame.
The incident happened around 11 p.m., police said.
The neighborhood is home to many retired couples and families with young children.
“I would never want to think about something like that happening to my kids, especially while they’re sleeping or anywhere for that matter,” said neighbor Hectamarie Cassella.
Kyle Knight said he and his wife have felt safe in the neighborhood for over a decade.
“It’s very mellow, it’s very calm, everybody knows each other, we talk to each other. People are always come here dropping stuff off, she brings stuff to people, and they’re always sharing things. So the Newington community is a very tight community,” said Knight.
Police are going door to door gathering information and surveillance footage.
As police work to learn more, some parents are on edge, keeping a close eye on their kids.
“It’s concerning to know anything like that is going on. We’re just hoping it’s a one-off thing and it isn’t starting a trend,” said neighbor Adam Orlowski.
If you have any information regarding the incident you are asked to contact Newington police at 203-666-8445.