Because I read the paper and watch the news....this is just the beginning of a long thread. Bullet fired into NE Salem house nearly hits sleeping child A bullet fired at a northeast Salem home late Sunday penetrated an exterior wall, passing about a foot above a sleeping 6-year-olds head, officials said. Marion County sheriffs deputies responded to several calls of shots being fired in the 400 block of Larussa Court NE about 10 p.m., sheriffs spokeswoman Lt. Sheila Lorance said. Two bullets had hit the home where the girl slept, Lorance said. One stuck in an outdoor fence but the other passed through the girls bedroom wall, Lorance said. No one was injured and deputies dont think the family was the intended target of the shots, Lorance said. Investigators determined four to five shots had been fired. Another round hit a porch railing of a house in the 4600 block of Auburn Road NE, Lorance said. Deputies are asking for help to find a potential witness, described as a woman with dark curly hair possibly wearing a hat and jacket, who was seen in the area before the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriffs office at (503) 588-5032.