Woman shot at in apparent road rage incident along Gwinnett County road
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A woman says she was shot while driving along a busy Gwinnett County road.
Police say it happened on June 1 at around 9:30 p.m. along Stone Mountain Highway.
The victim, Alexis Allen,26, spoke exclusively with Atlanta News First Thursday.
Allen who was shot in the foot says she’s recovering both physically and emotionally, “It was scary. I never shot a gun. I’ve never been near a gun or a shooting. We we’re in panic.”
According to investigators, Allen was driving eastbound near Exit 9 when a vehicle began following her and flashing its headlights. She told police that when she tried to move out of the way, the driver cut her off and began firing shots through the passenger side of the car.
Allen says her 6-year-old daughter was in the car at the time. She says the two were on the way to her parents house in Gwinnett County, “I was touching my baby to make sure she had no visible injuries.”
She says she tried to get away, but the driver cut back around and proceeded to fire more shots into her side of the vehicle before driving off.
Its then, she says she realized she had been shot, “The adrenaline was going, I didn’t realize my foot was wet then I started yelling in the middle of the 911, call omg I was shot. I’ve been shot.”
Gwinnett County police responded to the scene and found several bullet holes in the car and shell casings in the surrounding area. The woman’s foot was visibly injured.
She described the suspects vehicle as a dark, possibly green passenger car. The make and model believed to be 2017 Acura or Honda.
Allen says she’s grateful her daughter was unharmed and that she was able to walk away with a minor injury.
She sent this plea to community, “If anybody saw anything, It was about seven or eight shots on the expressway at 9:30. I feel like that’s a pretty busy time, anybody on exit 9 in Gwinnett county I’m pleading please come forward.”
If you have any information pertaining to this case, you are urged to contact Gwinnett County police at 770-513-5300. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or by clicking here. Tipsters are eligible to receive a cash reward for any information that could lead to an arrest.
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