FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Terrifying moments for an 80-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman as she was inside her home when police say she was wounded by a bullet that came from outside.
It happened Thursday around 9:45 p.m. while she was sitting on her couch watching television at her 2800 Northwest 26th street home. The bullet came in through a side window.
The victim, Doshie Dixon was struck in the leg. She was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.
Dixon, who was treated and released, said she’s in a great deal of pain. She said she has no idea who shot her through her living room window.
Bullet fragments remain lodged in her right thigh.
“I heard a bang, and I see the blood, felt something burning. I knew I had been shot that’s when I started screaming,” Dixon said.
“Thank God it didn’t hit me in the chest or head,” she added.
Her daughter, Angela Williams was in the next room and is still traumatized by what she heard and saw.
“I heard a pop and screaming and realized she was shot,” said Williams.
“I’ve lived here 14 years and never had a problem,” said her son-in-law Horace Williams.
“Whoever did it would have been standing somewhere near the side yard,” Fort Lauderdale police say.
When asked about what she would say to the person responsible for her injury, Dixon said, “turn yourself in.”
Her recovery will take time and may involve future surgery but Dixon is resolved.
“It’s hard to sit in the same spot but I just have to be strong. It’s how I look at it,” she says.
Fort Lauderdale police have not released a description of a suspect in this case.