Collier County woman: stray bullet misses her and her 4-year-old daughter by a few feet
LET’S SEND IT BACK TO OUR FRANKCIPOLLA FOR A CHECK OF TODAY’STOP STORIES...FRANK?A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MOTHERREACHING OUT TO FOUR IN YOURCORNER...SHE SAYS SHE AND HERFOUR-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAD ACLOSE CALL YESTERDAY WHEN ANEIGHBOR’S STRAY BULLET STRUCKHER HOME...SHE SAYS IT HAPPENED AT HER HOMEON FIFTY-FOURTH AVENUENORTHEAST...THAT’S NEAREVERGLADES BOULEVARD AND OILWELL ROAD.FOX FOUR’S KARL FORTIER TALKINGTO THE WOMAN ABOUT THE SCARYEPISODE...AND REACHING OUT TOTHE NEIGHBORS TO TRY TO GETTHEIR SIDE.Jennifer Caudillo/Golden GateEstates"My little one was on top of mylap and we started hearing veryloud gunshots."(:06 225)JENNIFER CAUDILLO SAYS SHE ANDHER FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WEREOUT ON THEIR LANAI WHEN THEGUNSHOTS STARTED THURSDAYAFTERNOON...THEN THEY HEARDSOMETHING BOUNCE OFF THE HOUSE AFEW FEET AWAY.Jennifer Caudillo/Golden GateEstates"And I thought, ’oh my God, Ithink that was a bullet.’"(:04 248)CAUDILLO IMMEDIATELY TOOK HERDAUGHTER INSIDE THE HOUSE...THENTRIED TO TALK TO THE NEIGHBORSHE BELIEVES FIRED THE SHOT.Jennifer Caudillo/Golden GateEstates"I was like please stopshooting, you’re hitting myhouse."(:04 325)SHE SAYS WHEN HE WOULDN’T TALKTO HER, SHE CALLED THE SHERIFF’SOFFICE.
DEPUTIES CAME OUT ANDTOOK THE BULLET AS EVIDENCE.Jennifer Caudillo/Golden GateEstates"They told me if there were anycharges, it would probably benegligent shooting."(:06 550)I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF THENEIGHBOR CAUDILLO SAID THEBULLET CAME FROM...THE PERSONWHO ANSWERED SAID THE OWNERSWEREN’T HOME.WHILE FLORIDA LAW ALLOWSBACKYARD GUN RANGES ONPROPERTIES OF AT LEAST ONE ACRE,WE DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING THATLOOKED LIKE A RANGE IN THENEIGHBOR’S YARD, SUCH AS A BERMOR OTHER BACKSTOP.COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER BILLMCDANIEL SAYS HE’D LIKE TO SEESOME MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GUNRANGES ADDED TO THE STATUTE.Bill McDaniel/Collier CountyCommissioner"We’ve had incidences wherefolks have thought that amattress was a sufficientbackstop for a high-poweredrifle.
It’s not."(:08 121)CAUDILLO SAYS SHE’S ALL FOR MORESAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR BACKYARDGUN RANGES...ESPECIALLY FOR HERKIDS’ SAKE.Jennifer Caudillo/Golden GateEstates"They’re not even safe in thebackyard because bullets areflying through the backyard."(:04 528)(KARL LL)ANY CHANGES TO THE LAW REGARDINGBACKYARD GUN RANGES WOULD HAVETO BE MADE AT THE STATELEVEL...MCDANIEL SAYS IT’SILLEGAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TOPROPOSE OR PASS ANY ORDI
A vigil was held Friday for Miguel Ramirez, a 56-year-old father of three and grandfather of four who was reportedly struck by a stray bullet while getting mail outside his home last week. Andria Borba..