A woman is speaking out after she claims someone fired several shots at her car while traveling southbound on I-35 on Monday. The woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, thinks her car was a mistaken target.
“There’s a bullet hole here on the side of the mirror, and then there's cracks where the bullet must have skipped,” the woman said as she pointed to her side view mirror.
She said that she was driving on I-35 near SAMMC just after 1 p.m. on Monday when she noticed a man looking into her car.
“Their window was down and it was raining, so I was suspicious about them driving with their window down in the rain. I thought that was weird,” she recalled.
That’s when she heard four to five shots.
She says that the culprits followed her as she phoned police, exited the highway, and pulled over to try to evade them. They gave in when she finally pulled into the gates at Fort Sam Houston.
She said that all of this happened while her 9-year-old son sat scared in the passenger seat.
“He says, ‘Mom, I can still hear the noise. I still hear the popping noise,’” she said.
She can only conclude that the shooter mistook her for being someone else.
“I don’t know anyone. I don’t have any problems,” the woman said. “Unfortunately, we were at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Now, she’s just hoping that someone who may have seen or heard something comes forward to help police investigate.
Officer Carlos Ortiz with the San Antonio Police Department said that if found, the culprit will face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“This is not cool,” Officer Ortiz said. “If anyone has any information, give us a call so we can find out who these people are. We can’t have people on our highways taking shots on people.”
Officer Ortiz also had some advice in the case you are ever a victim or a witness something similar.
“Remain calm, don’t lose control, because you could cause a huge accident,” he said. “Pull over, put on your hazard lights, and try to drive to a safe place where there’s a lot of people and witnesses.”