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Police: Woman injured by shattered glass when bullets hit car

By Amanda Brannon
Published On: Apr 03 2013 06:40:35 PM CDT
Greenville, Pitt County -

A woman was sent to the hospital after she said someone shot into her boyfriend’s car and glass exploded in her face.

This happened Tuesday night at 1611 Lincoln Drive in Greenville. Authorities got the call just before 8:30 p.m.

Greenville Police said the victim, Lily Garcia, was in the front passenger seat when she heard the shots and her window broke.

Michael Zucco, her boyfriend who was driving the car, said he was about to turn into his driveway when his car was hit by bullets.

"I made a wide swing into my yard just as soon as I got halfway that's when I heard the two loud noises and the window shattered,” Zucco said.

Garcia said they had just picked up her daughter and friend from work when this happened.

"I heard a loud sound like a bomb. Then, when I turned my head, I saw the glass window was already broken. I felt my eye was bloody so I just covered my face,” she said.

Police believe at least two bullets went through the passenger window, just inches away from Garcia's face.

"I was ready to get out of the car, but I was still leaning back. If not, my head was the one that was hit,” she said.

Zucco was also hit by the glass; however, he did not have to go to the hospital.

"It was ear deafening. That's what i mean. I'd never experienced anything like that and I’ve shot weapons all my life and I never heard anything like that. It felt like the guy was standing right next to the car,” Zucco added.

Zucco said he has no known enemies and believes either kids or a gang initiation may be to blame. So far, no one has been arrested and police said this appears to be a random shooting.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers or the Greenville Police Department.