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Stray bullet lands in Riverdale home

Special Photo
Clayton County Police Officer Phong Nguyen (center) stands with local Boy Scouts, at the intersection of Highway 85 and Bethsaida Road, in Riverdale. The Clayton County Police Department rallied with the scouts, Thursday, to show support for the initiative to end celebratory gunfire on New Year's Day.

Special Photo Clayton County Police Officer Phong Nguyen (center) stands with local Boy Scouts, at the intersection of Highway 85 and Bethsaida Road, in Riverdale. The Clayton County Police Department rallied with the scouts, Thursday, to show support for the initiative to end celebratory gunfire on New Year's Day.

By Mehgaan Jones

mjones@news-daily.com

Clayton County police are investigating a stray bullet that entered the home of a Riverdale family and created a softball-sized hole in a window.

According to a police report, the bullet smashed through a window in the bedroom of two young girls, on Wesley Place, in Riverdale.

The girls were in the room at the time of the shooting, the report said.

Authorities said no one was injured, in the incident, however.

Kiev Beacham, the father of the girls, heard a loud bang that sounded like glass breaking, last Thursday, the report said.

"Somebody shot fire ...which we [police] figured was celebratory gunfire," said Clayton County Police spokeswoman, Capt. Tina Daniel.

She added that no one could narrow down the origin of the gunfire. "People in the area heard loud music and gunshots," said Daniel.

The police report stated that after Beacham heard a noise, he went into his daughters' bedroom and observed that the room appeared the same.

According to the report, Beacham was about to leave the room when he noticed glass on the floor, and on his daughters' table, located in the center of the room.

"Beacham thought some neighborhood children may have thrown a ball through the window," said the report.

The father searched the room and located a bullet lying on the window sill among the glass, according to the incident report.

Capt. Daniel added that there had been no arrests, in the incident, as of Monday evening.