Girl, 10, bleeds after being shot at home - but parents think she's having her period
HAYWARD, California (AP) - A California couple did not report that their 10-year-old daughter had been shot for more than five hours because they thought she was bleeding menstrual blood, the police said on Friday.
The girl was sleeping in her Hayward home around 2am on Thursday when a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting wounded her in the buttocks, Sergeant Mark Ormsby said.
When the girl woke up in pain and had blood in her underwear, her parents thought she had started her period, the police said. They also found no indication she had been shot when they took her to the bathroom.
Sgt Ormsby said when she woke up for school and was still in pain, her parents inspected her bed and saw bullet holes.