Woman Shot in Car

By: Gary Smollen Email
By: Gary Smollen Email

It happened at about 5:30 Wednesday evening near 45th and Grand Avenue.

The shots woke Richard Lesley out of a deep sleep. At first he wasn't sure what was going on so he went to investigate and realized he was looking down on a crime scene and the rapping he heard was actually shots being fired.

Robert Lesley says, "I was sleeping and it sounded like somebody was knocking on my back window so I came outside and seen her shot in the car with some other lady that was with her."

There are bullet holes in the door, the glass on the left side of the vehicle is shattered, the door of the car left open as people tried to help. It is still early stage of the investigation and all of this will be processed by crime lab techs and handed over to investigators.

But the one thing that stands out is the number of times the shooter fired at 29-year-old Jacara Baker, the woman sitting behind the wheel of the car.

Richard Lesley says, "Ten at least you can see all the shell casing on the ground."

It seems as if someone was targeting Baker. Police believe this was a drive-by shooting and hope that the information provided by neighbors will allow them to piece together the identity of the gunman.

Lt. Staci Witkowski says, "We're getting a few statements from some witnesses obviously it is a nicer day out a little chilly but people were in and out of their homes so we're still trying to gather that information."

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