A New Year's Eve slumber party nearly turned tragic for a Beaverton, Ore. family when a stray bullet pierced the roof of their home and landed on their son's pillow, KPTV reported.
Three children were sleeping on the floor in an upstairs bedroom of the home when the bullet ripped a 2-inch hole in the ceiling and landed just inches from the boy's head. Police responded to a 911 call at the house just after 2 a.m. Tuesday, after the family discovered the bullet, KPTV reported.
According to the report, police believe the bullet was fired by New Year's revelers who discharged weapons into the air to mark the new year. Though no one was injured, the family was shaken by the tragedy that could have been, KPTV reported.
Neighbors in the upscale area of West Beaverton told KPTV they heard banging and popping sounds, and said they were outraged that someone would fire a gun in the area.
Firing a gun in a neighborhood is illegal in Beaverton, and police warn residents not to fire guns on New Year's Eve each year, KPTV reported.