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Bullet just misses sleeping bub
January 12, 2012
A WOMAN and her four children have escaped injury after a gunshot was fired into her bedroom in south-west Sydney overnight.
Residents reported hearing gunshots on Weigand Avenue, Bankstown about 12.30am with locals seeing a man carrying a rifle on Carmen Street.
Police arrived at the scene and left the area after not finding any evidence of either report.
They returned about an hour later when a woman discovered a bullet hole in the bedroom window of her ground floor unit.
At the time of the shooting she was in the room with her four children whose ages vary from two months to 10-years-old.
No one was injured but the bullet came within seven metres of a two-month old sleeping in it's cot.
Police recovered the bullet at the scene after establishing a crime scene.
Detectives will continue their investigations today.
There have been 47 drive-by shootings in Sydney since the election of Barry O'Farrell last March.
Yesterday about 12 shots were exchanged between the occupants of two cars at Greenfield Park, in Sydney's southwest.
The Opposition has called on the government to find the will to end a "gangland war".