Girl, 17, targeted in drive-by shooting

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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WFAA

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 6:55 PM

DALLAS -- Police are investigating a random drive-by shooting in North Dallas involving a 17-year-old girl.

"I heard a pop and I turned around and my back window was out," she told News 8.

Bullets ripped through the girl's car.

"I mean I was like freaked out.”

There are bullet holes in her windshield, driver side seat, back seat and one bullet busted out a rear window.

"It was so close to me, like one went right by my side and one missed my head by like six inches," she said.

We aren't naming the victim because her parents asked we protect her identity. 

The teen was parked at the intersection at Frankford and Voss on her way to pick up a friend and go to the movies on Wednesday night around 9. She says at first she didn't realize she was being shot at.

"You hear about it and it just doesn't seem real until there is a bullet hole right where your head should be."

Dallas police say they received some 911 calls from people who heard gunfire in the area. One caller says he heard up to six shots fired.

Police say they have no suspects and are calling the shooting random. As for the teen, scary just doesn't seem to describe it. Perhaps lucky that she dodged more than one bullet.

Dallas police are looking into two other random drive-by shootings on Interstate 20 in South Dallas last month. Police say right now there is no indication the shootings are connected but they are looking into all possibilities.

E-mail: rlopez@wfaa.com

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