The welts are healing, but the shock and fear remain for an Abbotsford woman hit by pellet gun shots Sunday night.
Gail Evans says she didn’t know what had happened when her evening stroll with her husband was interrupted by the sound of pops followed by burning pain in her chest.
She barely had time to register the driver heading toward her on the other side of the street pointing a gun.
“He pointed that right at me. He could’ve hit my face. He could have taken out an eye or something and I am just thankful he wasn’t closer to me because at close range it could have been a lot worse.”
Police believe attacks are random
Abbotsford Police say the suspect they are looking for is a male, aged between 18 and 25 years old.
And unfortunately, Constable Ian MacDonald says Evan’s case is one of fifteen similar incidents, all believed to be random.
“You can imagine that if you’re a pedestrian and all of the sudden, a car slows down … and the driver or passenger displays what looks like a handgun and starts shooting at you, it’s pretty scary.”
MacDonald says police are looking for a dark-coloured sedan.
He says people are urged to walk in pairs, and to call the department if they have any information.