On April 20, 2021 I clocked out of work early in the morning and I went to my car so I could go home. As I was leaving the parking lot of my job, I got in front of another car trying to leave the facility. The person I did that to followed me onto the highway but after a while I couldn’t see him in rear view mirror. After a while of driving without seeing him, I saw his head lights coming toward me fast in my rear view mirror.
The vehicle pulled up to the driver side of my vehicle and began to go the same exact speed as me, no slower or any faster. I looked over and he had a ski mask on where I could only see his eyes and we made eye contact a few times. I then saw a red dot in my vehicle but I didn’t think any of it. After I saw the dot again, there were 5 shots fired at me.
I was hit in my right shoulder and the second shot was in my left armpit which traveled to my spinal cord. My legs swelled instantly and he pulled off quickly as he saw me fly back into my chair. I was able to pull my upper body back up using the steering wheel and I then had to dip through lanes to ensure I didn’t hurt anyone else because my car accelerated quickly. My next thought was to call my mom for help but I hung up very quickly and dialed 911. I was able to slow my car down by putting it in park and then drive to the right side of the highway where I was picked up by the ambulance.
I am trying to get a vehicle to be able to get to the places I need to go. I have been working very hard trying to obtain funds to get the vehicle. By receiving this help it would be very beneficial to me because I live by myself and I pay all of my bills by myself with the money that I receive from social security. It hard for me to ask for help so this is really me stepping out on faith and my comfort zone. I ask that you please help me in anyway possible please. Thank you so much for considering me to share my story with others.