Volusia County family's vehicle struck by bullet while driving

Man, wife, granddaughter in vehicle at time of incident

By Lisa Bell - Anchor

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies are investigating after a family's vehicle was struck with a bullet while driving down a Deltona Road.

Investigators said the shooting happened along Newmark Drive near Timbercrest Drive shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Uschi Reid, 67, said she was driving home from church with her husband Tom, 75, and granddaughter Isabell, 9, when all of a sudden they heard a loud bang and debris grazed their skin.

"My granddaughter says 'I got hit,' you know, 'something hit me,'" said Reid.

It wasn't until they got home that they saw a large bullet hole through the rear driver's side door.

"Oh my gosh, my head started pounding," said Reid. "I got sick to my stomach. It's hard to get it out of my mind."

"It felt like a piece of metal," said Reid's granddaughter, Isabell, who is visiting from Ohio.

She was sitting in the back seat when she heard the noise and felt something hit her leg.

"I just thought this hasn't ever happened to me and I wonder if it will happen to me up at home, too," said Isabell.

Despite the bullet going completely through the door, detectives searched the vehicle, but never found the bullet, and think it may be lodged in the back seat.

Detectives said since the bullet hole is so low on the vehicle, they believe the gunman may have been lying on the ground and shooting across Newmark Drive into traffic.

Investigators searched the road for casings, but could not find any. They're just hoping someone comes forward with information to find the person responsible.

"I thought oh my gosh, just a little bit higher it could have killed her," said Reid. "A second sooner, it could have been me. A second later, it could have hit the gas tank."

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