BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) — A shooting that happened at a traffic light in Boca Raton has left a 73-year-old woman hospitalized with wounds to her hand and face.
Boca Raton Police were alerted to the incident Wednesday night, around 11 p.m., after they were approached by a couple who witnessed the shooting at the intersection of Powerline Road and Glades Road.
Dispatchers immediately called area hospitals to check for possible victims and discovered the woman had just arrived to Delray Medical Center, driving herself to the facility.
She told investigators that she had left a friend’s Century Village apartment in Deerfield Beach and was heading north on Powerline, approaching Palmetto Park Road, when she noticed a silver Nissan driving next to her and “got a strange feeling.”
Once stopped at the red light at Glades, she said the other car, occupied by at least four black males, pulled up next to her.
“She said one of the males exited the vehicle from the front passenger side and attempted to gain entry into the car by pulling on the door handle and pounding on the window,” police said in a statement to the media.
That’s when the guy pulled out a gun and fired one shot into the car, striking the woman in the hand as she tried to shield her face, with the bullet entering through her cheek.
She was able to drive off but the criminals continued to follow her, firing at least one more time at her car before heading east on Yamato Road.
The suspect who fired the shot is described as a black male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, wearing a light-colored short sleeve shirt, dark shorts, white socks and dark shoes.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a silver Nissan.
If anyone has information about this incident, please call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.
You can also text a tip anonymously. In the body of the text, type “BRPD” plus your message and send it to 274637 (CRIMES).