When a bullet pierced through the home of 70-year-old Constance Effie, the Kansas woman did not know what happened. In the aftermath, however, she said she realized not only what happened but that it was stopped in what some see as a case of divine intervention.
According to WDAF, Effie was with her husband at their home in Kansas City on Saturday when the shot rang out.
“I thought maybe our TV blew up,” she said. “I thought I was in a war zone because that was the loudest noise I ever heard.”
In reality, someone shot at the side of her home, sending a round of ammunition through the wall and into a framed picture depicting the Lord’s Prayer.
“We looked all around and didn’t see a hole anywhere and I thought, ‘Look, that picture — the glass is all broken,'” Effie said.
She said she had been sitting two feet below the picture at the time of the shooting, explaining that the bullet hit the religious artwork’s frame and fell into the floor.
“But if it hadn’t had the metal there, it might’ve came on in and hit one of us,” she added.
Local police said they were investigating the incident and had not identified any suspects as of the latest updates available.
Though Effie said she suffered a minor heart attack as a result of the stress, she considers herself and her husband fortunate. Nevertheless, she said she does have some concern about the frequency of gunshots in the neighborhood.
“We just hope and pray they understand not to do this anymore,” she said.
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