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Woman, 80, struck by stray bullet inside Fort Lauderdale home

Bullet came from outside residence, police say

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An 80-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet Thursday night while she was inside her home in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

The incident was reported around 9:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of Northwest 26th Street.

A bullet hole could be seen in a window of the home.

A bullet hole can be seen in a window of a Fort Lauderdale home where a woman was struck by a stray bullet.
A bullet hole can be seen in a window of a Fort Lauderdale home where a woman was struck by a stray bullet. (WPLG)

“I was laying there watching TV and all I heard was a bang. The TV went out and there was a burn, and all I see was blood and I started screaming,” Doshie Dixon told Local 10 News.

According to Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening, the bullet came from outside and struck the woman in the leg.

“I know I had been shot. That’s why I started screaming,” Dixon said.

Dixon was taken to Broward Health Medical Center and released Friday.

“Never imagined this would ever happen to me. Never,” she said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Knapp at 954-828-4787 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


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