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Falling bullet pierces Seffner home

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It's not how Lorenea Touchton and her daughter wanted to start-off 2014: by finding a bullet hole in their bathroom.

"I'm scared. My knees are still shaking," Touchton said.

A .45 caliber round made that hole. Deputies think it was fired off by someone as part of the New Year's celebration.

Touchton heard loud bangs around 11 p.m. Some were fireworks; others, she says were firearms.

"Sometimes, it sounded like a sonic boom," she said.

"It is very dangerous. They never know where they're going to land. That's the problem," said Kimberly Tamez, Touchton's daughter.

Luckily neither were hurt, but they know this could've been worse.

"If it wouldn't have hit this trailer it could've hit a person in the street. There were a lot of them out there last night," Tamez said.

Two years ago, Diego Duran was nearly killed in Ruskin when a falling bullet hit him in the head. Deputies call these types of avoidable incidents incredibly frustrating.

"What goes up must come down. And we need to remember that you're putting yourself in danger and those around, so just don't shoot in the air," said HCSO's Cristal Bermudez-Nunez.

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