SANTA FE (KRQE) - A Santa Fe girl said God told her to go to the bathroom just seconds before a stray bullet flew through her room lodging in the wall, just feet above her bed.
The girl's mother, Wendy, is still shaken up and thinks about what could have happened.
She said she heard a loud bang around 3:00pm, Sunday. Her daughter, 8-year-old Sophia came out of the bathroom asking what happened and then noticed something was wrong in her bedroom.
"She pointed to the wall and at first I didn't know what it was so I just got closer and that's when I noticed it was a hole," Wendy said.
She said Sophia had just been in her room, sitting on her twin bed and watching a movie on her laptop. Sophia paused the movie and left the room for about five seconds.
"She said God knew this was going to happen and he made me go to the restroom," Wendy said.
When she went back into her room they saw the first hole and then realized there was another hole, across the room and right over Sophia's bed. Wendy said it was right where her daughter had been sitting.
They went outside and saw another hole and that is when a neighbor told them she'd heard gunshots.
"That's when I put everything together that it was a bullet. That it went through the wall. That it went through my daughters room. That my daughter could have been sitting there when it happened and I just lost it," Wendy said.
Santa Fe Police Department Spokesperson Celina Westervelt said around that same time police were working a call of gunshots being fired four blocks away. Westervelt said one man was shot in the foot but they don't know if he fired off the shots or not.
They say its likely the two incidents are connected but have not confirmed that yet.
"He's not cooperating so stories are still coming in," Westervelt said. "We are still trying to piece together what was going on."
Police are still looking for the shooter.
Wendy said she wants them to know how close they came to hurting her daughter and possibly taking her life.
"As you can see on the computer there is dust on it from when the bullet went through," Wendy said. "There was dust all over the bed."
Wendy said Sophia was worried about her mom and baby brother who were in the room right next to hers. The night of the shooting Sophia slept on her bedroom floor afraid it could happen again.
Wendy said police may have to cut through Sophia's wall to remove the bullet that's still lodged in there.
Police said the man with the gunshot wound will face negligent use of a firearm and more charges could follow. They're looking into if anyone else was involved.
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