Woman narrowly survives attempted carjacking

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A pistillate was sitting successful her car astatine Freret and Jena St. waiting to prime up meal for her household erstwhile 2 women pulled up successful an SUV and demanded she manus implicit the keys. She floored it, and shots were fired.

It happened astir 8 p.m. connected Thursday. The woman, who didn’t privation to talk but whose hubby provided pictures and surveillance video of what happened, had pulled up to hold for her meal to beryllium acceptable for prime up astatine Ancora Pizzeria.

While she was sitting successful the car, a dark-colored SUV pulled up connected the different broadside of Jena St. Two women got retired of the rider broadside of the car.

Surveillance video shows the women approaching the victim’s 2018 Mercedes SUV from either side.

According to New Orleans Police Department, 1 of the suspects told the pistillate to unfastened the door.

She enactment it successful drive, and deed the gas. According to NOPD, she heard astatine slightest 2 gunshots fired.

Pictures provided by her hubby amusement the grade of the damage. At slightest 3 windows of her SUV were changeable out, and 1 of the bullets adjacent went done her driver’s seat.

Luckily, she was ducking arsenic she sped off. The determination precise apt saved her life.

People who Fox 8 spoke with successful the country said it’s unfortunate, but the transgression doesn’t astonishment them.

“I’m praying for my city,” said section curate Reggie Cummings. “I deliberation it’s awful. I mean the transgression present has conscionable gotten retired of hand. Something has to beryllium done.”

NOPD responded to a abstracted attempted carjacking successful Uptown astir 30 minutes before. The suspects are described arsenic 2 achromatic females successful a acheronian SUV, but NOPD hasn’t confirmed whether the 2 incidents are related.

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