'Every time I hear a gunshot I fear for my life. Every time'

'Every time I hear a gunshot I fear for my life. Every time' »Play Video
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- A Snohomish County woman says she doesn't feel safe in her own home after a stray bullet from a nearby gun range shattered her window and her sense of security.

Kendal Klatt is now fighting to get safety measures in place to protect her neighborhood.

"I don't think it's fair for anybody to feel that way in their home. Ever," Klatt said.

Klatt was reading on her couch on Wednesday, which is just feet away from her window, when a bullet shattered the glass.

"I looked up and immediately saw there was a broken window and dropped to the floor," she said. "There was shards of glass all over me, all over my dog."

The bullet ricocheted off the refrigerator and bounced under a chair. The damage is now a symbol of her shattered sense of safety.

"I hate looking at it. I don't even like being in the room. I try really hard not to think about it, but it's pretty polarizing," Klatt said.

Klatt said the bullet came from the nearby Machias Rifle Range. A sheriff's deputy told her three men were target shooting at the time her window was hit.

Klatt also said Wednesday's incident was not her first close call. About a year ago she found a bullet hole in her fence. In August, another bullet tore through the walls of the kitchen and bedroom.

"I can't even put it into words how horrible it is for that to happen once, and then again and then a third time," she said.

After the second incident, Klatt made posters warning her neighbors.

"I don't think they're down there probably intentionally doing it. I don't think, as a gun owner myself, you want this to happen, and certainly it can happen," said neighbor Candace Isenhour.

Klatt said she's not anti gun. For her, this is simply about safety in her own house. The shattered window is now a constant reminder of the lingering danger.

"Every time I hear a gunshot I fear for my life. Every time," she said.

Klatt said her attorney requested a cease fire at the rifle range, but range officials declined. KOMO made several calls to the range for comment, but those calls were not returned.