MEMPHIS, Tenn. — David Todd says he’s lucky to be alive after he and his passenger were shot at on I-240 Tuesday morning in an apparent road rage incident.
Todd’s female passenger was struck in the arm as the two were driving on I-240 near the Jackson Avenue exit in Midtown around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
“I realized that they were shooting when stuff started popping off the windshield,” said Todd.
“I ducked down and grabbed my friend down and just swerved off,” he added.
Before the shooting, Todd said was driving alongside a silver Mustang. He said he looked over at the driver because he thought it might be his sister, who also drives a silver Mustang.
“I didn’t look hard or anything like that. I just looked, ‘Oh, that ain’t my sister,’ and I kept going,” said Todd.
But Todd said the look he thought was harmless angered the driver to the point that he began firing into his car.
WREG obtained exclusive images showing the car the riddled with bullets, which completely shattered the back window.
“My nephew usually rides in the backseat of that car. My nephew could have been dead. My brother could have been dead today,” said Todd’s sister, Tevvy, referring to Todd’s 12-year-old son.
“Luckily, I hadn’t picked him up yet. Luckily!” said Todd.
Now both brother and sister are hoping someone witnessed the shooting and will give police a call.
“Anytime you can’t look at a person and you’re riding down the street and you can’t look at somebody and they shoot at you, it’s time to pray,” said Tevvy Todd.