MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A north facet mom is counting her blessings after somebody opened hearth on her automotive along with her three kids inside.
It occurred alongside a stretch of Freeway 252 close to Freeway 610. One of many bullets got here to relaxation simply inches away from the place her kids had been sitting.
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It was New Yr’ Eve, shortly earlier than 11 p.m., when Latora Thompson and her three kids had been heading dwelling after spending time at her in-laws.
“We had been coming off 610 and I wished to recover from, I attempted to recover from however the automotive beside me wouldn’t let me recover from,” stated Thompson.
Thompson says she simply stayed in her lane and tried once more to recover from into the subsequent lane.
“So I sped up and there have been like attempting to love race with me, form of. So I used to be capable of get forward of them, and I put my blinker on and I obtained over so as soon as I obtained over then they obtained on the opposite facet of me which was my passenger facet. They shot 4 bullets within my automotive,” Thompson stated.
She rushed dwelling solely to appreciate how shut her household got here to tragedy.
Thompson stated one of many bullets ricocheted and hit a light-weight within the again, so her blinker isn’t working. One other hit a nook behind the automotive and one hit the again seat.
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“I had two youngsters sitting on the facet of this center seat,” she stated.
Thompson says she’s pissed off as a result of freeway cameras weren’t zoomed out and didn’t seize any of the motion.
“The toughest factor is the truth that they telling me I obtained to have a license plate to have the ability to assist me so far as discovering the automotive and who owns the automotive and to take steps from there. It’s actually irritating as a result of who has time to get a license plate in case your life is at risk,” stated Thompson.
Thompson hopes somebody on that stretch of freeway New Yr’s Eve noticed the capturing and can converse up so nobody has to endure being shot at for attempting to vary lanes.
Thompson says the pictures got here from an older mannequin, a crimson Chrysler 300.
The Minnesota State Patrol says it has assigned detectives to the case and are wanting into discovering the particular person accountable.
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