Stuffed toy saves toddler’s life as it absorbs stray bullet that may have killed her

A 3-year-old toddler is lucky to be alive thanks to her ‘baby shark’ toy. The doll narrowly saved her life after absorbing a stray bullet that ripped through the walls of her family’s Wisconsin home according to police. She was was sleeping in her crib when a gunfight erupted outside around 8:42 p.m.

Investigators discovered 45 shell casings in the area, indicating there were two sides shooting at one another.

The bullets hit parked cars and multiple homes, prompting residents to seek shelter, police said.

One of the bullets entered the toddler’s bedroom where she slept, missing her by inches, according to police.

Another bullet hole was discovered about a foot from where the toddler had laid her head. 

A photo of the toy shared by police shows where the bullet ripped through.

Officers are continuing to investigate the shooting and no injuries have been reported.

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