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Apr 21, 2017 8:14 AM

NH mother shocked after bullet flies through windshield with children in back seat


EPPING — A New Hampshire mother was shocked when she found out that the "rock" that came flying through her windshield was a .45 caliber bullet.

Kristen Burke was driving with her 3-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son when she thought a rock hit her car on Route 101 between exits 8 and 7 in Epping. The children were in their car-seats.

But workers at a windshield repair shop told her that it was a .45 caliber bullet lodged in her dashboard.

“All I can think about was if it had hit me if it had been a couple of inches higher it could’ve hit and we could’ve got in an accident and I've got my two kids," Burke said. “It came from the right, and my daughter is on the right-hand side, so, if I was going a little faster, it would’ve gone through her window. You think of all those awful things."

New Hampshire State Police are investigating the incident and say there were no reports of shots fire in the area around the time it happened.

“It was loud a loud pop, I saw it come in, and it was such strange trajectory," Burke said. "I thought where the heck did this rock come from?"

There is a town approved shooting range near where the incident occurred, but police would not comment on if the bullet could have come from there.

“I feel lucky I got my kids," Burke said. "I'm safe, they’re safe, that’s all you can think about."

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