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Baby in TX struck by stray bullet

Posted at 8:46 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 08:46:33-04

HOUSTON (KPRC/CNN) – A Texas mother is grateful her 1-year-old son is alive after he was struck by a bullet that came through the car he was riding in.

A mother in Houston, who did not want to be identified, was driving down the street Monday with her son and daughter in the back of the car when they heard a loud popping noise.

"She said, 'Mommy, he's crying.’ I said, 'Yeah, I know, I think the loud noise startled him. It woke him up,’” the mother said.

It wasn’t until she pulled into the driveway that she noticed four bullet holes on the car’s door. One of those bullets went through the baby’s car seat.

"When I saw the bullet hole in the door, I opened the door, and there was blood in his car seat and on his legs. I just panicked,” the mother said.

The bullet went through the baby’s right leg, grazed his stomach and went into his left thigh, breaking the femur.

"He was very, very lucky because he could have been a lot worse,” the mother said.

The mother says she wants to remind people how precious life is.

"Don't take anything for granted, and make sure you hug your kids extra, extra tight,” she said.

Police are investigating the incident. They believe this was a random, isolated occurrence.

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