|Published:||Oct 26, 2010 11:20 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 26, 2010 8:20 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A couple is grateful to be alive after a bullet blasts through the back windshield of their car. The bullet missed their daughters head by just a few inches.
Josh Hipkins says, "My daughter was screaming pretty loud, our ears were ringing."
With a deafening crash, Hipkins says a bullet flew through his back windshield just inches above his four year old daughter, Chelsea's, head.
"My daughter was sitting right here, I was in the passenger seat, and they got buck shots in the back seat."
The family was parked in the parking lot of Good News Baptist Church in Pine Manor. Deputies say they were meeting up with a friend when the shot was fired.
"All of a sudden my wife says, you've been shot, I checked my shoulder and there it was."
Hipkins says a bullet grazed his shoulder, cutting into it nearly an inch deep.
"When we realized the shot came through, we didn't want to wait for anymore, so we just took off."
Hipkins called 911.
Chelsea had her father's blood on her head and glass fragments in her forehead. She was otherwise unhurt.
The bullet lodged into the car's speedometer.
Today the family is counting their blessings, that no one was seriously hurt.
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