NW Miami-Dade man OK after being grazed by stray bullet at home

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Northwest Miami-Dade man said he’s thankful to be alive after a bullet went through his window and grazed his head.

Seventy-three-year-old Jean Cidel said he was sitting at home with his family when he found himself under fire, Monday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to reports of an argument and shots fired in the area of Northwest 101st Street and 13th Avenue.

According to investigators, an altercation that had nothing to do with Cidel became heated and took a violent turn outside of his home, at around 1:30 p.m.

Cidel showed 7News the window through which the bullet entered the house.

The victim said he was sitting in the living room with his 2-year-old grandson when he felt pain in his head.

“I said to my daughter, ‘I got shot, I got shot,'”​ said Cidel.

Cidel said the bullet barely missed the toddler.

The victim showed 7News the spot in the back of his head where the bullet grazed him. Once he was hit, he said, he fell to the floor, blood dripping from the wound in his head.

“I thought I was going to die. When I feel it, I hear [it],” he said. “I say to my daughter, ‘Just call the police for me. Just call the police.'”

Responding officers found Cidel inside his home. Fortunately, his injury was minor, and he was treated at the scene.

Police are now searching for whoever pulled the trigger a few weeks shy of Cidel’s 74th birthday.

​”I thank my God for saving my life today,” he said.

If you have any information on this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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