Woman Lucky To Be Alive After Bullets Fly Through Bedroom Window

Posted on: 10:14 pm, September 29, 2012, by

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A member of the St. Louis Symphony’s IN UNISON choir is lucky to be alive after bullets sailed through her north St. Louis home.

Kinsella Berry was sitting on her bed in a second story bedroom when a bullet went right through the window.

“It went right by me,” said Berry.

She hit the floor. Berry believes she heard a total of 7-8 gunshots.

One of them destroyed a ceramic planter on her front porch and two others went through the south side of her house. The hole in her bedroom window was still visible Saturday. The shots were fired approximately 7:30pm Friday.

Berry lives on North Newstead just a few blocks north of Natural Bridge.

“I didn’t know what to do other than to hit the floor,” said Berry.

“Had it been 5 or 6 minutes earlier I would have been standing right in front of that window,” said Berry. “It was just the grace of god that kept me safe.”

One longtime resident said it was time to do something about all the gun violence.

“Young people listen up,” he said. “Leave violence alone. Let’s all get along and love one another.”

Berry would also like to see more police officers.

“We need more protection around here,” said Berry. “There’s a lot of stuff going on around here.”