SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A young woman in Surprise said she was heading out to do some Black Friday shopping when a man shot at her. Jasmine Nolan, 18, said it happened around 10 p.m. Thursday near Bell and Litchfield roads.

Nolan said she and a friend were next to a black 2013 Jeep Cherokee at two different stoplights. She noticed the driver staring at them both times.

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"He was trying to talk to me; I didn't know what he was saying," Nolan said, explaining that she was in the passenger seat. "Maybe something was wrong with the car? So, I roll down the window, and he was yelling. I didn't know what he was saying."

She said the driver continued to yell and then quickly became violent.

"All of a sudden, he just pulled out a gun, and he started shooting at us, and I ducked," Nolan said.

She said her friend slammed on the brakes and pulled over. They saw an officer nearby and reported what happened. Nolan said she heard at least five gunshots. Three bullets hit the car she was in. Talking with the officer, she realized exactly how lucky she'd been.

"There was a bullet that went through the engine, the top of the car. The tire got shot out, and then there was a bullet in the bottom of my door," Nolan said. "The cop said that if it would've gone a little bit higher, I would've been shot. "

Surprise police said they are investigating the incident. Nolan said officers told her the same suspect also shot at another car.

"I was shaking all night last night," Nolan said. "I'm just really scared to drive and go out by myself now. I can't stop thinking about it."

Nolan described the shooter as a Hispanic man in his 20s.

 


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