The incident happened on the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive in Herndon last night around 10:30 p.m., according to authorities.
Police said the girl was lying in her bed when she heard a “loud noise” outside. When she went to the window to look out, she “felt something on her arm; possibly glass fragments,” police said.
The girl told her parents, who found a hole in the window and called the police. Officers later found a bullet lodged in the child’s mattress.
It’s unclear where the gunshot may have originated. Police are still looking for possible suspects.
Read the full release from Fairfax County Police below:
Officers responded to the report of a bullet that had been fired through the window of a home in the 2100 block of Monaghan Drive in Herndon on Tuesday, July 5, at around 10:30 p.m. According to the caller, his 9-year-old daughter was in her bedroom, lying on her bed when she heard a loud noise outside. She went to the window to look out and suddenly felt something on her arm; possibly glass fragments. The child then informed her parents who investigated and found a hole in the window where the little girl had been standing. Officers processed the scene and found a bullet lodged in the child’s mattress. A canvass of the neighborhood was conducted and the area was searched. There is no suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.