Zebulon, N.C. — Zebulon police are investigating what appears to be stray rifle bullets that hit three houses on Braemar Highland Drive Saturday evening.
Police Chief Timothy Hayworth said Sunday afternoon that an initial investigation found that two houses were occupied at the time and at least one bullet hit the bedroom of a 3-year-old girl.
"I was completely freaked out," said the girl's mother, Jennifer Jump. "I ran up to my daughter's bedroom and there was the bullet on the floor ... My husband had her in our bedroom in the bathtub. They were like five feet away."
A few houses down, Mario Saravia was just a few feet away when a bullet came whizzing into his home.
"I went and fed the dog ... and I heard something flying, then I saw (the bullet) hit the wall," he said. "I could have been hit in the head or something."
Hayworth said investigators believe someone might have been target shooting nearby off of Water Plant Road.
Jump said she hopes police catch whoever is responsible.
"This is a neighborhood. We have kids," she said. "This is my daughter. This is our house. It's supposed to be a safe place."