Shot at nine times and survived
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July 30th, 2008 11:37 PM
Shot at nine times and survived
Got a call from my daughter in the wee hours of this morning that someone had shot at her best friend, who was now being transported to the hospital. I picked my daughter up and off we went.
As best as we can put it together, this is what happened:
The friend gave another friend a ride home. The two of them were sitting in the apartment complex parking lot, talking before he got out. The engine was running.
She notices, out of the corner of her eye, a man waving his hand from between the next two cars over. As she turns her head back, she sees two gunmen on the sidewalk at the front of her car. The one on her left opens fire.
She and her friend both duck and she throws it into reverse and hits the gas. They make it out onto the road where the flag down a LEO and off to the hospital they go.
The BG fired a total of nine .40 rounds. Several hit the hood and the rest hit the driver's seat, one center of the headrest. She took a grazing wound to her left forearm and a splatter wound/bruise to to her left upper arm. She has plenty of tiny glass fragments in her head and right arm. The passenger was uninjured.
So, what could she have done better? I, for one, told her that particular neighborhood was no place for her to be after midnight. My wife says she would have put it in drive and run down the gunmen.
The young woman must have done something right, she is alive.
Also why would she have been a random target?
Just goes to show you that violence happens with little or no warning.
These two pictures were taken at night with a cell phone camera. Once the police release the car from impound, we are going to try and get some better pictures.
July 30th, 2008 11:43 PM
Unless you were a third party observer there's no way to second guess this kind of thing. Could they have been more aware? Maybe yes, maybe no.
I think the key is that they got out alive and relatively O-K, and thank God for that!
She also did the right thing, she utilized her fastest method for escape and evasion. Kudos to her for thinking correctly.
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July 30th, 2008 11:51 PM
She got out alive, that is what counts.
As far as why she was targeted, what do you know about the person she gave a ride to. If this was the passengers destination I (being cynical) don't think it was random. Either someone was looking for the passenger, or maybe the passenger set the driver up for a robbery.
Or it could be a case of mistaken identity. She drives a similar car to their target.
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July 31st, 2008 12:04 AM
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July 31st, 2008 12:14 AM
My daughter, the victim, and the passenger all know each other from their involvement in the arts community. I also know the victim and passenger.
Originally Posted by mcp1810
The event occurred in front of his apartment, and from the placement of the rounds, he does not appear to be the target. The gunman on his side never fired.
We are thinking the wave from the person two cars over may have been a sign to the shooter that the target had been identified, or a destraction (the windshield is tinted, so it is hard to see inside at night.)
July 31st, 2008 12:18 AM
She did well by putting the vehicle into reverse and getting out of there... a lot of people would have froze up and likely been killed.
Glad she survived!
July 31st, 2008 12:55 AM
She did very well to react decisively like she did! Heck, I'm even proud of her!
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July 31st, 2008 01:08 AM
Sounds like a case of mistaken identity people trying to jack a car usually don't just open fire prior to any resistance,unless it was some type of gang initiation.She was very lucky to stay cool and take they action she did
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July 31st, 2008 01:11 AM
wow that is nuts. glad shes ok. i cant understand what the motive for this would have been.
July 31st, 2008 01:14 AM
wow. someone was really loooking after them. seems like a randowm act to me with the little information you provided. i would watch who my daughter hangs out with for sure.
July 31st, 2008 01:25 AM
There's not likely a very rational reason for the attack.
Originally Posted by isaiah357
I would bet it was a gang initiation because even though it was a group activity only one person was shooting.
July 31st, 2008 01:33 AM
I like the way your wife thinks.
Originally Posted by 1911packer
That being said, Job #1 is to go home......and that got accomplished.
July 31st, 2008 02:42 AM
Glad that this story had a mostly happy ending. The headrest photo tells me that Lady Luck was also a passenger in that vehicle.
Random Shooting. There is no reason or "why" to a random shooting.
That is why it's called a random shooting.
July 31st, 2008 02:58 AM
For whatever reason, that girl has some survival instincts!
Get out of the kill zone!... Get out of the kill zone!
She did that, without hesitation and she is alive because of it!
I know a lot of people who would have started screaming and sat there!
My goodness I'm glad they are ok! That is some freaky stuff!
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July 31st, 2008 03:01 AM
For a near ambush, get the heck out of the kill zone asap, sounds like she did good, glad that no one was harmed any worse (unless she had thrown it in drive of course).
Could of been completely random, could have been mistaken identity, who knows
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