Glasses May Have Saved Girl From Bullet

Alonza Bryant was hit on the spectacles' bridge

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 23, 2013 6:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Thank goodness for poor eyesight. A drive-by shooting unleashed a wave of bullets on a Seattle home Saturday night, police say, and one managed to hit the bridge of Alonza Bryant's glasses—breaking them but leaving her, amazingly, with just minor injuries. "I fell asleep with my glasses on," the 16-year-old says, per KING5.com. "If I didn’t have my glasses on I wouldn't be here." No one in the home—a group that included other children—was hurt, USA Today reports, despite a second try by the attackers.

The girl was treated for her injuries at a hospital. Officials investigating think the home, but not the girl, was the target of the attack. Alonza's mother, LaVette Bryant, says the family has no gang ties but that someone who lived in or visited the house before them may have. "We have to move. We have to find a place to stay tonight, because we're not staying here," she says.

A girl's glasses may have saved her life.
A girl's glasses may have saved her life.   (Shutterstock)
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