Durham 10-year-old out of hospital after being shot while sleeping

Daisy Medina in the hospital. (Courtesy the Medina family)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A 10-year-old girl who was injured when a bullet came through the ceiling and struck her as she slept is back at home, police confirmed Monday.

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Deisy Medina in the hospital. (Courtesy the Medina family)

Officers responded to a shooting call around 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the 4200 block of Garrett Road.

Deisy Medina was transported to Duke University Hospital where as of Sunday night she was in critical condition.

Durham police confirmed Monday morning Deisy Media was in stable condition.

She was back at home Monday evening.

“This is part of my family. I’m a little worried. It’s unknown how she will be with her own psychological problem, because of what had happened,” said Deisy Medina’s cousin, Luis Lopez.

Chief C.J. Davis visited Deisy Medina in the hospital Monday and said the girl was in good spirits.

The bullet came through the ceiling from a second-floor apartment above where Deisy Medina was sleeping, her father Jose Medina told CBS North Carolina.

Jose Medina said his daughter was shot in the stomach and is expected to recover.

Deisy Medina is a fourth grade student at Creekside Elementary School.

No one was in the apartment where police believed the bullet came from when officers searched it.


No suspects are in custody at this time and police are still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator T. Scozzafava at (919) 560-4583 extension 29357 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Sunday afternoon, Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis released a statement about the incident.

I am deeply disturbed and incensed at this act of violence, which resulted in the serious injury to an innocent sleeping child. The Durham Police Department is committed to identifying the individuals responsible for discharging the weapon used in this incident, and pursuing appropriate charges against all involved.”

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