A man from Louisville, Kentucky, is “shocked and stunned” after surviving a violent shooting without any severe wounds.
“It’s a miracle,” Craig MacInnes told WAVE-TV. “I am very grateful that, somehow, I cheated death yet again.”
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MacInnes told the local news outlet he was headed home, driving through the Smoketown neighborhood one mile southeast of downtown Louisville on Saturday when he changed routes and ended up in an area with which he was not very familiar.
“I just never gave a second thought to the fact that I was really a fish out of water in a place that I’m normally not at,” the man recalled, before describing the moment he started to hear gunshots.
As he rounded the corner, passing a local middle school, that’s when MacInnes began hearing gunfire — and bullets began riddling his vehicle. Within moments, he said, bullets shattered his passenger-side windows, which sent shrapnel into his face. But he was not struck by a bullet.
MacInnes said the scene was “like a string of firecrackers going off.”
“It startled me,” he said. “But I really didn’t think it was dangerous to me. And then it stopped, and as I turned onto Lampton, it started again. And then my window shattered from a bullet strike. Then I realized I was in the middle of bullets.”
“I was just shocked and stunned,” the man continued. “Once I saw the window was shattered, that was one thing, but then I saw a bullet hole that was obviously a bullet hole, and then I thought … ‘I’m in danger.'”
It was at that moment that the fog of confusion lifted, and MacInnes knew he had to get to safety.
He recalled speeding up as fast as he could and driving to safety, eventually pulling over to the side of the road to call the police, whom he said were on the scene within just a few minutes.
Once first responders arrived, MacInnes said they cleaned the cuts on his face and removed the stray bullets from his car. As of Monday night, he was at home recovering from the traumatic experience.
A spokesperson for the police department said investigators are still searching for suspects.
We are grateful to God MacInnes is physically OK. Please pray for him as he processes this traumatic experience and pray, too, for law enforcement officers as they investigate this situation.
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