MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A single bullet rattled a Middletown mom from her sleep, and the life-threatening hardware passed just inches above her and her 2-month-old baby girl's head.
Mom Ayreonna Cunningham said she's had major nightmares ever since it happened Monday morning.
It's a story she said she'll tell her daughter one day, how both of their lives could have been ended in a single, random, foolish act.
"I was so shocked when I woke up, I don't even remember how I woke up ya know," said Cunningham.
Cunningham said she and her baby daughter Amaryanna were cuddling Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.
She said if she had been sitting up, she could have been killed by the single bullet that burst through her wall.
"I work third shift, so I was asleep with the baby," she said.
Luckily, the newborn was out of her crib and on the bed, and the bullet crossed just above their heads.
"Too close for comfort," she said. "A foot above us while we were sleeping, you know? She was content as could be. She had some debris on her face when she woke up."
The noise did not even wake her other daughter.
"It just exploded in here and I guess there was all kinds of smoke in the room," said Cunningham.
There was debris all over her dresser where the bullet landed. It mangled the metal compacts, knocking out hundreds of dollars in expensive make-up.
"Yeah, if I was sitting up on the bed, if I was getting ready for work, if my daughter had come in here to wake me up, you know, anything could have happened," said Cunningham.
She said she has no idea why someone would shoot at her house, but she's grateful they're okay and moving soon.
"Just one of those random, awful things," she said.
A neighbor had limited security video and Middletown Police were able to make a three-second clip.
They said they're looking for a white Pontiac Grand AM or Grand Prix. The license plate was not clear enough to read, but said the front driver side did have some sort of damage near the headlight.
If you have any information, call Middletown Police.