Glasses may have saved teen in drive-by shooting

Teen was sleeping on couch when bullet hit glasses

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SEATTLE - A Seattle teenager's glasses may have saved her life in a drive-by shooting.

The Seattle Police Department said Sunday that a 16-year-old girl was lying on a couch inside her southeast Seattle residence when gunfire erupted Saturday night.

Authorities say a bullet struck the bridge of the girl's glasses and apparently deflected away. The glasses broke, but the girl was not seriously injured.

"If I didn't have my glasses on, I wouldn't be here," the victim, Alonza Bryant, told Local 6 CBS affiliate KIRO.

She was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

"Glasses saved her life," Bryant's mom told KIRO. "I believe that. If she didn't have her glasses on, she wouldn't be here and I thank God for that."

Several people were inside the home during the drive-by shooting, but no one else was hurt.

Investigators believe the teenager was not the intended victim. Gang detectives are investigating.

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