“He just turned the rifle out the window and… pock!”
A man who is believed to be the victim of an alleged shooting spree spanning 14 hours along Highway 97 from Kitimat to Prince George to 100 Mile House is speaking out.
He prefers to stay anonymous but describes the scary situation exclusively to Global News, saying bullets were flying towards his vehicle in Chilliwack.
“Glass shattered and it felt like my left shoulder had been hit by a giant rock, the second round I believe grazed my face.”
“The next two rounds through the windshield missed. And at least one of the rounds that came through the door shattered and I have shrapnel in my belly from that.”
He says more shots were fired through his windshield.
He made his way down Chilliwack Lake road with gunshot wounds and a broken arm — the suspect still pursuing him.
“I though…I’m in good shape…I need to find police or a hospital right away…and he pulled out and pursued me.”
The 39-year-old Chilliwack resident somehow made it 8 kilometers down to a shooting range, where military police just happened to be training.
“I was immediately in the care of a half dozen Canadian forces soldiers.”
“I could not have been in better hands. I’m glad this happened to me and not anybody else.”
38-year-old Peter Kampos remains in custody and is believed to be from Ontario.
He has been charged with attempted murder and possession of nine millimetere semi-automatic rifle without a license.
Police continue to investigate the shooting and Kampos’ connection to nearly two dozen truck shootings connected to the highway spree.