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'I've been hit': Teen girl recovers after being injured during Durham drive-by shooting

Posted January 7, 2019 10:34 p.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2019 11:45 p.m. EST

— A 13-year-old girl is recovering after being shot during a drive-by shooting in Durham on Sunday night.

Jackie Ferges, her son and his 13-year-old girlfriend were sitting in the drive-thru of a Cook Out, near Roxboro Street in Durham, when the shooting started.

"All of a sudden shots just went flying from out of nowhere and we're sitting there like scared out of our mind and I'm like, 'Oh my God. Where is it coming from?'" Ferges said.

It took just seconds for them to realize they were caught in the crossfire. Her son's girlfriend had been hit.

"She said, 'I've been hit.' And I said 'Are you serious?"...when she lifted up her leg there was blood dripping from her leg and I looked down and teh bullet had come through my door," Ferges said.

Ferges said the car in front of her sped off and she drove straight to the hospital.

Officers with the Durham Police Department said occupants of two different vehicles were shooting at each other down Roxboro Street.

"I could have lost my life and they could've lost theirs," Ferges said. "Think before you do something like that because you had innocent lives in jeopardy. You know, people that have nothing to do with the situation."

The parents of the injured teen did not want to comment, but Ferges says the teen is recovering and even expects to return to the cheer team.

Durham police are looking for the two cars involved in the shooting - a silver four-door sedan and a burgundy Chevrolet Impala.