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Glasses deflect bullet in drive-by shooting, Seattle police say

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Talk about a lucky break: According to the Seattle Times on Saturday, local police say that the glasses a 16-year-old girl was wearing may have in fact saved her life when a drive-by shooting occurred over the weekend.

The unnamed girl was reportedly lying on a couch in the living room at her residence in the southeast Seattle neighborhood of Rainier Beach around 9:40 p.m. when shots were fired from a car into the home.

Here's where the story takes an odd and pivotal turn: investigators say that one bullet struck the bridge of the girl's glasses, breaking them, and in turn deflecting the bullet from doing any serious or even fatal damage. She was not seriously hurt from the shooting and was later taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The suspects later returned to fire a second round of bullets into the home as residents called 911 for help. They have not been apprehended by local authorities, but are believed to have targeted the home. Gang detectives are looking into the incident further and do not believe the girl was the intended target.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer adds that several others, including children, were in the home at the time of the shooting but were not hurt.



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