Detroit: Hellish Warzone
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Venus Gilbert's youngest daughter is still wearing her hospital bracelet and has the bloody tee shirt from her frightening ordeal.
"I felt like a sharp pain in my back, but I didn't know what it was," said Monet Gilbert.
It was a stray bullet that ended up lodged in the eleven-year-old's neck. The sixth grader was just washing her hands around 8:30 Wednesday night when someone opened fire at the house next door.
"I heard a couple of pops, and I still was sitting watch TV," said Venus Gilbert. "Didn't dawn on me what that was."
"I thought it a glass from the window, but then when I went to the doctors... they said there was a bullet in me, and I was scared," Monet Gilbert said.
There's duct tape now where that blast came through the window. Also visible is where the bullet went through the blinds and the curtain. Monet was standing right by the sink when this happened.
The family rushed the girl to the hospital as police swarmed the scene. They say three gunmen wearing masks and posing as officers conducted a fake police raid on a suspected drug house and even tied up a victim. One of those suspects allegedly fired the shot that hit Monet.
"They shouldn't be doing that because they can kill innocent people," said Monet Johnson.
"A life could've been taken unnecessarily, and just thank God that it wasn't," Venus Gilbert said.
The family lives near the corner of Santa Maria and St. Marys. They believe during the shooting someone was watching over their child, but they no longer feel safe in their home.
"Actually, (we're) trying to get out of here ASAP," said Venus Gilbert. "It's not worth it."
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