A Boynton Beach woman is lucky to be alive this morning after a bullet struck the windshield of her car and narrowly missed her head.
Nia Lewis, 19, was at the corner of Northeast First Court and Northeast 16th Avenue around 10:45 p.m., when she heard shots being fired in her direction.
A single bullet struck her black Honda Accord’s windshield, went through it and struck the driver’s side window frame next to her head. The impact of the bullet caused splintering glass to cut her face and left upper arm.
Lewis amazingly continued driving, and stopped when she saw officers at EZ Mart, 1005 N. Seacrest Blvd. She was treated for minor injuries at the scene by Boynton Beach Fire Rescue.
Officers responded to the area of Northeast First Court and Northeast 16th Avenue and found 10 to 15 spent shell casings in front of 201 N.E. 16th Ave. The residents of the house were uncooperative, and refused to come to the front door to speak with officers.
Detectives do not believe Lewis was an intended target as the house is a considerable distance from where she had been driving, however, it impossible to know for sure at this time.
No other witnesses have come forward with any information to assist detectives with their investigation. Detectives are urging anyone with information to all 561-732-8116 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted via our MyPD app