Holiday Miracle: Teen Saved By Her Glasses In Seattle Shooting

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By James Patrick Quizon | December 23, 2013 2:28 PM EST

Alonza Bryant, 16, was sleeping when a drive-by shooting occured in the neighborhood. Little did she know that the glasses she was wearing saved her life.

According to Seattle Police Spokesman Mark Jamieson, bullets were fired and went through the walls of her house Saturday evening from a sedan in the street.

One of the bullets found its way to the teenager but was deflected by the bridge of the teen’s glasses causing her to suffer only minor injuries.

“She is very, very fortunate,” Jamieson said about the teenager who was being treated at a local hospital.

She was not the only fortunate person in the house as no other injuries were reported even though lots of people were in the house at the time of the shooting.

“I fell asleep with my glasses on,” the 16-year-old told “If I didn’t have my glasses on I wouldn’t be here.”

The Seattle police did not make any arrests. No suspects have been identified as of press time. However, police believed that the house was targeted and police implicated that it was a gang-related incident.

"We are honest, upright citizens. We don't do anything harmful to anyone in this neighborhood," LaVette, Alonza’s mother, said, adding no member from the household has any connection with gangs.

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