by: Trish Williford Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte woman told only Channel 9 about the horrifying night she was shot in the face at an east Charlotte ATM.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, said on June 4, she pulled up to the Cashpoints ATM on North Sharon Amity Road.
After she got cash, she walked back and sat in her car.
Then, out of her rear view mirror, she noticed two men walking up to her.
The victim said the suspects pulled out a gun, demanded her cash, purse and her iPhone. As soon as she handed it over to them, one of them shot her in the temple.
“That’s when I heard a big boom. The loudest thing I ever heard in my life,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if he hit me across the head with the gun or if he shot me.”
The bullet went behind her eye, came out of her cheekbone then ripped through her passenger-side car door.
The victim managed to pull herself up and drive to a friend’s house to get help. After spending nearly two weeks in the hospital and undergoing countless surgeries, she’s thanks God she’s still alive.
“I’m still here. I’m still here,” she said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department authorities are still searching for suspects in the case. The victim said one of the men had an afro and the other wore dreads.
The victim has racked up a lengthy medical bill due to her severe injuries.
If you’d like to help the family with donations, they can be made at the Carolina Telco Federal Credit Union in the name of KDC.
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