Unknown shooters fired bullets into at least two south Santa Rosa County homes in recent weeks, narrowly missing boys at a sleepover in the most recent incident. (PHOTO: Daniel Pinkerton points out a bullet hole in his bedroom window.)
“A normal height bed would have put the occupant (of the bed) in the impact zone of the bullet,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Dale Kay wrote in his report about a bullet that penetrated a screen and two panes of glass before embedding itself in a 2-inch by 4-inch wooden wall stud in a bedroom at 6951 Brighton Oaks Boulevard. The bullet, a .45-caliber, 230-grain, full-metal-jacketed round-tipped slug, traveled from a point near the intersection of County Road 399 (East Bay Boulevard) and Brighton Oaks Boulevard, to the east of the home. The trajectory carried the bullet about two feet above a twin bed in a home’s bedroom.
Shani Pinkerton, who lives at the home, said her two sons and two friends were asleep in the room.
“It is terrifying to think that a bullet went over my son’s head and missed him by just inches,” she said Tuesday.