Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for two teens who fired a gun Monday, striking a Grier Heights woman in the head.
Jenea Sylvester was cleaning the back porch to her Burkland Drive apartment when she says she heard a gunshot. It didn’t take long for her to realize she had been hit.
“It burned real bad. Then when I felt the burn I put my hand right here and I felt the blood,” she added.
Sylvester, 23, was shot in the head with a small caliber round. She was well enough to call 911 but didn’t know how seriously she had been injured.
The bullet broke the skin but did not penetrate her skull.
“I thought I was never going to see my son again,” said Sylvester, who has a 6-year-old. “I can’t explain it because I thought it was gone. I kept praying and God said he had me and that’s all I went by.”
Sylvester’s mother, Renee Thompson, rushed to the hospital not believing the news she had just heard.
“I didn’t want to believe it was her head,” said Thompson.
Sylvester says she doesn’t know who shot her or why. She says she believes it was a random shot.
And she believes she got a second chance at life.
“I just want to enjoy my son and yesterday I thought I would never see him again. I just want to enjoy life as a woman of God,” Sylvester said.
Police have not made an arrest in the case. A witness told them he saw two teens running away from the scene.
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