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Random gunfire on the rise around Las Vegas valley

Posted at 8:07 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 23:07:27-04

Las Vegas valley police departments are keeping an eye on a growing trend -- more random gunfire directed at homes.

Bettina Stanfield is ill and forced to spend a lot of time in bed and that's where she was when a bullet fired at her home at random sliced through a wall and her headboard.

"I'm just grateful to be alive," she said.

13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert and retired Las Vegas police Lt. Randy Sutton says defending a home from this type of crime is next to impossible.

"Random shootings and random victims and unfortunately, you can't create a fortress out of your house," he said.

While they are random, sometimes it also just depends on the neighborhood.