Bullet whizzes past driver's head, shatters car window


SEATTLE - A stray bullet flew through a woman's car as she pulled up to her apartment building in West Seattle Thursday.


Carmen Young said she turned off Delridge Way Southwest into the complex shortly before 7 p.m. to pick up her two children.


“All of a sudden, I heard, ‘boom’ and my window shattered.  The bullet was on my dashboard in the car,” said Young.


Young said she felt a bullet whiz past her head.


“It was just like wind. My hair was like, ‘Whoosh,’” said Young.


Another bullet hit the back window of a truck parked nearby.


Police said the shots were fired in the alley behind the 8400 block of Delridge Way Southwest.  


Police searched the area, but were unable to find the person who fired the shots.


“(Police) kept on asking me, ‘Do I know someone who doesn’t like me, who was mad at me?’  I don’t know. I have no idea,” said Young.


Police said it appears that Young was not targeted and her car was hit by a stray round.


Young said she was thankful her children had not gotten into her car before the gunfire started.


“That’s all I keep hearing, is that I’m lucky,” said Young, who was not hurt.


Anyone with information about the identity of the person fired the shots is asked to call police.