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Bullet shatters patio door, flies into kitchen

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 21:18:08-05

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - The New Year arrived in one La Mesa home with a bang, followed by glass shattering.

Jacob wasn't home on New Year's Eve. Neither were his three renters when something came tearing through his home off La Mesa Blvd.

"My heart is pounding right now even thinking about it," said Jacob.

A 9mm bullet pierced the screen and a double-glass sliding patio door in the back of the house, before flying past the living room and into a kitchen cabinet. A neighbor says she heard 12 gunshots just past midnight.

Jacob says if he hadn't been out that night, he would have been sitting in the living room watching television - and right in the line of fire.

"Looking at the angle of the bullet, probably would have been right at my head. I'm speechless. I would have been dead," said Jacob.

It's a chilling thought to go with his feelings of frustration. A 9mm bullet can travel upwards of a mile and a half. Jacob tells 10news the sound of New Year's Eve gunfire is nothing new, and he's fed up.

"Please think twice, there's other human beings in the neighborhood. It's just irresponsible. That's all it is," said Jacob.

The damage will total several thousand dollars. Jacob did file with La Mesa Police, before officers took the bullet into evidence.