Woman dodges bullets fired at her car

Police are trying to figure out why she was targeted

HOUSTON - A woman was forced to dodge bullets flying at her car in northwest Houston, police said.

The woman had just left a restaurant where she works and was on T.C. Jester Boulevard, about to get on the 610 Loop, around 1 a.m. Tuesday. She was waiting for a light to turn green when two men got out of the car next to her, and they were armed with guns.

The woman said she hit the accelerator when she saw the men coming toward her.

"Every time there was a gunshot going off, I wonder when the next one would hit me," said the victim, who did not want to be identified.

She managed to get away from the shooters and drive nearly 8 miles to a grocery store parking lot on Buffalo Speedway near Westpark, investigators said. She was forced to stop there because one of the bullets hit a tire, causing it to go flat.

Investigators said this may have been a case of mistaken identity.

The woman was not hurt during the shooting, but her car was riddled with bullet holes.

The shots were from two different caliber guns, police said.

Police said they are trying to collect surveillance video and other evidence that could lead them to the men who shot at the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS

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