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Henderson woman living in fear after bullet fired through her window

Posted at 11:53 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 09:12:00-04

A Henderson woman’s weekend movie night was interrupted by the sound of gunfire and the discovery of a bullet hole in her bedroom window. It happened at an apartment complex near North Stephanie and Wigwam. 

There’s no doubt it was a bullet that whizzed through the air shattering Tosha Ellis’s bedroom window this past weekend. Since then she’s found it difficult to feel safe in her own home.

"I’ve been having nightmares, like what if I’m at my desk and I get shot? What if I just walk in my room to grab a jacket and I get shot? What if I come in here to turn the TV on and I get shot? Everything is like, what if I get shot? What if I get shot? Why do I have to live like that?"

But that’s been her life since early Saturday morning when she and her friend were sitting on the couch watching a movie. They heard a noise that Tosha’s friend immediately recognized as gunfire.

"She automatically assumed it was a gunshot," said Ellis. "And I told her that there was no way it was a gunshot because this is Henderson. This is a really nice neighborhood. And there’s no way that was a gunshot!"

Police were called and Ellis said they confirmed her friend was right.

"And then I noticed that the blinds were kind of broken right here," Ellis said."And then I moved the blind and I was like, oh my god!  A bullet came through the window and the glass is broken!"

The bullet went straight into the wall where it remains lodged in the insulation.

"I avoid entering this bedroom. I get my clothes and I go. I don’t sleep in here. I don’t watch TV in here. I don’t do any of that. right now I don’t feel safe," said Ellis.

Police have not made any arrests and Ellis said they are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby buildings to find the culprit.