INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Maria Austin initially thought someone was hurling rocks against her window. That's until she felt a burning, piercing sensation in her armpit.
Then she realized she had just been shot and the bullets were still coming. This happened at Pangea Vistas Apartments in the 1300 block of Bolton Avenue.
"It was like five or six shots," said Austin.
One of the bullets came just inches from a toddler's bed that belongs to Austin's daughter.
Crews rushed Austin to the hospital. The bullet is still lodged in Austin's body near her armpit. Doctors have not made a decision on when to remove the bullet.
This marks the second time in less than a week that a gunman fired shoots near the east side apartments.
On Friday, Timothy Denny crashed his pickup truck into one of the apartment units . When police arrived, they found Denny dead from a gunshot wound. Crews rushed his passenger to the hospital.
Police were searching for Kenneth Brittain, a person of interest in Denny's death. According to IMPD, Brittain turned himself into police late Monday afternoon.
Investigators are now trying to determine who fired shots into Austin's apartment.
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