Bullet hits car heading home from church, grazes child

Bullet hits car heading home from church, grazes child

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Volusia County Sheriff's deputies continue to search for the person who shot into a car, grazing a child.

No one was seriously injured.

"I've been around guns, and it was like a 'bang,' like a small cannon, really," Thomas Reid, 75, said.

He was heading home from church with his wife and granddaughter when something hit their car.

"I heard a tremendous bang that actually shook the car, and I didn't know what it was till we got home," Reid said.

It happened at the intersection of Timbercrest and Newmark drives at about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The family discovered a bullet hole in the driver's side rear door. It went through the car door. According to a mechanic, the bullet was lodged in the hump in the backseat of their vehicle.

However, that wasn't the only thing that it hit.

"Something clipped her on the leg. It either shaved off the bullet or shaved off the car when it came through," Reid said.

Reid's 9-year-old granddaughter, Isabell Moreland, was stunned.

"It felt like a piece of metal crossing my leg and hurting me," Isabell said.

"Blood came to the surface, but it didn't bleed. But you could see the graze like a paper cut," Ursula Reid said.

Deputies say they looked for shell casings and other clues but weren't able to find anything.

"It scared me really bad. It just was so loud," Ursula Reid said.

Thomas Reid believes God had something to do with them escaping serious injury, especially since they had just left church.

"I think if everything had been on time, we might have had a wreck or something or might have been killed. So he was just looking out for us," Reid said.

Added Isabell: "Who ever did this, I just hope you won't do this to other people."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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