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Gunfire Again Hits Virginia Home Where Child Was Nearly Shot

Three days after gunfire nearly hit a 7-year-old girl standing at her bedroom window, a bullet again entered a home in Herndon, Virginia, police said.

Bullets hit the home on the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive about 10:45 p.m. Friday, Fairfax County police said. The previous shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A resident told police he was standing in his living room when he heard gunshots. Officers arrived and found one bullet inside the home, in the kitchen. 

Bullet holes also were found on the outside of the building. No one was hurt, police said.

As officers still were on the scene about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, they heard gunshots coming from a nearby street, police said. Police are increasing their presence in the area. The investigation is ongoing.

A 7-year-old girl who lives in the house got out of bed and walked to the window on Tuesday, because she heard a noise and then a bullet whizzed past her, the child and police previously told News4.

The little girl received only small cuts to one arm because of broken glass, but she had a close call. The bullet was found in her mattress, police said.

"There was, like, sounds and I didn't know what was it, and then I told my mom what is it, and she said maybe it's fireworks," the second-grader said.

Shell casings were found in a yard near the home, sources close to the investigation said.

Palmoré Aguilar, who lives in the home with the little girl and her parents, showed News4 how he propped a mattress up against a wall in an effort to protect himself from bullets. 

"We had a sensation of not having safety. We were not safe," he said through an interpreter. 

The family is planning to move.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online, by texting "TIP187" plus their message to CRIMES (274637) or by calling 866-411-TIPS (8477). They can also call the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131.

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