Shooting Victim Crashes Into House With Child In Car

(Memphis) A woman and a baby are recovering after a violent crash.

The woman was driving in the Parkway Village area when she was hit by a bullet and crashed into a home occupied by a sleeping family.

“I seen somebody crash. I heard it and it said ‘doom!”  5 year-old Rodney told us.

“He grabbed me real close, I told him to go to sleep ain’t nothing but thunder,” recalled Rodney’s grandmother, Angela Rhodes.

“We just saw lights blinking on and off in our window,” said Rhodes’ 15 year-old daughter, Melody Bradley.

The booming noise and flash of lights weren’t from the overnight storm, they were gun shots and a car barreling into the family’s home at Knight Arnold and Danville.

Rhodes called 911.

“911 said ‘tell them to get back in the house, there`s been a shoot-out,” said Rhodes.

The family told us a bullet pierced through the car and struck a woman driving down the street.

Shot in the back, she hopped the curb, tore through a fence and bushes and slammed into the home.

Inside the car during the dangerous ride was a baby girl in the backseat.

“People don’t think before they do anything. They could have harmed the baby, and the lady could have been dead,” said Bradley.

Bradley is learning to drive, but says she’s going to put her lessons in park.

She fears being shot while driving could happen to anyone.

“It’s exhausting,  I`m terrified right now, I ain’t never experienced anything like that,” said Rhodes.

Even though scraps of metal litter the yard and there’s plenty of damage outside the house, inside there’s none.

“Everybody was safe in the house, nobody was harmed in the bedroom,” said Rhodes.

We’re told the woman driving was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The condition of the baby is unknown, but witnesses say, she wasn’t harmed by a bullet.

Police have not released information on the suspects.


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