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Teen vows to bounce back after being shot while doing homework

A New York City teen says she won’t let a nightmare overtake her life one year after a bullet came through the front door and injured her while she was doing her homework.

Tamima Samira, 16, spoke to the New York Post about the June incident last year.

“We don’t know who did it. We don’t know what their intentions were. And like, that’s scary. And that’s honestly terrifying,” she said. “Emotionally, I feel fantastic. Never been better.”

Samira had been sitting at the family’s dining room table on a Friday night doing her homework when a bullet pierced through the front door on June 7, hitting her.

Surveillance video shows three suspects pulling out guns and opening fire before escaping. Some 20 bullets hit the family’s home

Police have yet to make an arrest in the case, but Samira says authorities are doing their best to track down the suspects.

“This is the whole community’s problem, our whole country’s problem. So we have to think about, everybody, how to solve this problem,” her father Mohammad Hossain told ABC7 News at the time of the shooting.

The shooting shook up the Queen’s neighborhood.

“I’m worried about my safety, and also my family. You know, what might happen while we’re out?” a neighbor said to CBS New York. “And if we’re coming back, what might happen?”

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