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FORT WORTH (CBS11) – A Fort Worth driver is wondering why he was the target of a hail of gunfire on the highway during his commute home. His car was hit by seven bullets, one of them lodged in his forearm.
We are only going to call the driver George to protect his identity. He was getting on SH 121 at Carson Road when another car started honking at him. Just minutes later George was on the side of the road with a bullet in his arm.
“I thought about it and thought about it and it doesn’t make sense to me,” George said. “I don’t know why this happened, I don’t get it.”
George says a man in a silver, four-door Buick honked at him and tried to wave him over as they were entering SH 121. George didn’t know the person driving the Buick and there had been no altercation or road rage.
George said, “I let the guy pass me. When he passed me I heard a thump on the right side on the door of my vehicle.”
George thought someone in the Buick had thrown something at him and he wanted a picture of the Buick’s license plate.
“So, I pulled my phone out and then I saw someone lean out of the left rear door and start shooting.”
George took a blurry picture of a car in front of him on the road just as the gunman in the car pulled the trigger. George was moving his arm to protect his face as he snapped the picture.
“I saw the flash first and that’s when I leaned over this way and I guess the only bullet that was close to me — because he was a bad shot — hit my arm,” George said. “Which if I didn’t use my arm to shield my face he probably would’ve hit me in the face.”
The bullet entered George’s forearm and lodged in his elbow. Doctors pried a 9 mm bullet from George’s arm.
And George still has no idea why he was the target.
“I can’t make sense of what happened,” George said. “I wish I could because I would own up to it if I did anything wrong.”
George says he’s certain if he had pulled over as the other driver wanted he would be dead right now.
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