WARNER ROBINS -- A driveby shooting early Wednesday left two bullet holes in a 2007 Pontiac G6 and a purple bruise the size of quarter on a woman’s leg, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The bullet did not penetrate the skin, with the woman treated on the scene and taken by ambulance to Houston Medical Center.
The woman, who was driving, and her passenger, a 31-year-old woman, were traveling down Tharpe Road after leaving the “Jus One More” bar near Warner Robins shortly before 1 a.m. when another vehicle sped up behind them and then raced by. A second vehicle then came up quickly behind them and pulled up alongside their car.
Someone from inside that vehicle fired at their car as it sped by, the report said.
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Though she believed she’d been shot, the driver kept going, pulling over in the 100 block of Quail Run Drive. The passenger at fist thought she heard firecrackers until she realized her friend was hurt.
The women got out of the car and hid in the bushes, afraid that whoever was behind the shooting would come back. The women knocked on the door of a home after realizing they left their cell phones in the car. Someone inside called 911.
The responding sheriff’s deputy found two bullet holes in the car, the report stated. One bullet pierced the driver’s side front door, and the other went through the driver’s side passenger door.
Sheriff’s deputies found two 9 mm shell casings along the 400 block of Tharpe Road about 200 yards south of Quail Run Drive.
The women remembered that the vehicle in question was an older model but could not provide a detailed description, according to the report.
“It seems to be a random incident,” said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland. “They may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Because the two vehicles drove quickly by them, Holland said he suspects the women’s vehicle may have been fired on by mistake. He suggested the first vehicle that passed by might be the intended target of the second vehicle, he said.
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