'You feel so powerless:' Durham driver describes being shot at while driving with kids down busy Durham road
At least two cars were hit by bullets on a busy Durham road this afternoon. One driver explains how a bullet entered the car three feet from him - and six feet from his three year old and six year old.
YOU, COMING UP ALL NEW AT 5:00. >> I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT, JOE FISHER LIVE AT RDU. THANKS. >>> TWO CARS WERE HIT BY BULLETS ON A BUSY DURHAM ROAD THIS AFTERNOON. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAYETTEVILLE STREET AND CORNWALLIS ROAD. WRAL REPORTER SARAH KRUEGER IS THERE NOW AFTER SPEAKING WITH ONE OF THE DRIVERS WHO REALLY WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. SARAH? >> Reporter: KATHRYN, JOHN WAS DRIVING THROUGH THIS AREA WITH HIS TWO KIDS IN HIS CAR, AGES THREE AND SIX YEARS OLD. THIS IS THE BULLET THAT THEN PUNCTURED HIS TIRE. BEHIND ME HERE ON THE SCENE, YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER CAR, THIS RED CARD SUSTAINED MORE DAMAGE, AT LEAST FOUR GUNSHOTS VISIBLE IN THE BACKSIDE OF THAT CAR, SHATTERED GLASS EVERYWHERE AND POLICE STILL ON THE SCENE, TRYING TO PIECE EVERYTHING TOGETHER. HE SAID HE HEARD FIVE GUNSHOTS. HE KEPT DRIVING TO GET AWAY FROM THE SCENE, BUT WAS ONLY ABLE TO MAKE IT ABOUT HALF A MILE AND THEN REALIZE HE HAD A FLAT TIRE AND HAD TO PULL OVER. HE IS GRATEFUL THAT HE AND HIS KIDS ARE OKAY. OF COURSE, IT WAS A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE. ESPECIALLY WITH THE KIDS IN THE CAR. >> I MEAN, YOU FEEL POWERLESS. YOU ARE LITERALLY DOING AN EVERYDAY ACTIVITY AND AN EVENT OCCURS THAT YOU CAN PREVENT AND HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, YOU CANNOT PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE BULLET ENTERED THE CAR, THREE FEET FROM ME AND SIX FEET FROM MY THREE-YEAR-OLD AND MY SIX- YEAR-OLD. >> HE SAID HE HAS ONLY LIVED IN DURHAM ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF. HE SAID DESPITE THIS, HE FINDS THIS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE. HE LOVES DURHAM AND HE WANTS TO LIVE HERE THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HE IS NOT LETTING THIS CHANGE HIS PERCEPTION OF THE CITY. I HAVE REACHED OUT TO POLICE TO GET MORE INFORMATION, TO SEE IF ANYONE WAS HURT FROM THIS RED CARD. YOU CAN SEE THE FRONT END IS ALSO DAMAGED, SO IT SEEMS THAT IT CRASHED INTO SOMETHING. I WILL UPDATE YOU ALL AT 5:00,