ATLANTA - At least four incidents of stray bullets into homes were reported to police New Year’s Day.
58, was watching the New Year’s Eve celebration in bed. Shortly after midnight, a bullet shot through her ceiling and landed in her leg. Mayo was rushed to Grady Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Before the bullet hit her leg, police believe it travelled through her upstairs neighbor’s ceiling.
The mother didn’t want to speak on-camera, but told Channel 2 Action News when the bullet fell through her ceiling, it narrowly missed her sleeping infant.
10 miles away in northwest Atlanta, homeowner Daniel Mastrodonato said he heard a loud boom around midnight.
“I had no idea what the heck it was, so I came out of my room
, and I saw my floor was covered with drywall and attic insulation ,” he said.
Then Mastrodonato said he looked up.
“In the dark, it looked like this big spider so I flipped on the light and it was a hole! I could see the bullet, the tip of the bullet, sticking through the ceiling,” he said.
In Dunwoody, police reported that a couple came home from a New Year’s Eve party and found a stray bullet in their bedroom from celebratory gunfire.
In the four reported incidents, only Mayo was hurt, and according to police, she is expected to recover.