Crimestoppers: Woman shot in face at ATM

Crimestoppers: Woman shot at ATM

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte woman was shot in the face after a late-night visit to an ATM.

She may lose her eyesight, but police have their surveillance eyes on one of the shooters.

The victim is a 45-year old who needed $60 to pay back a friend. She drove to a stand-alone ATM at the corner of North Sharon Amity and Kimmerly Glen.

Before she could withdraw money, two or possibly three men appeared, with a gun drawn demanding her cash. She complied by dumping the contents of her purse on the ground, then running to her car to speed away.

Unfortunately, one of the men shot into her car, the bullet penetrating through the door and hitting her in the face.

Despite being bloody and dazed, she drove to a friend's house to get help.

According to CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson, "She has serious injuries to her facial area, a lot of swelling, and it is my understanding that she may her sight in one eye."

But why did they feel they had to shoot her as she was running away?

"I don't know if it's frustration because she dumped the contents of her purse on the ground. Maybe they got mad because of that. Or, the fact she tried to drive away quickly. They may have tried to scare her."

They stole her wallet and her cell phone which was quickly deactivated. But most of all, they stole this woman's health and well being. Can you help get these violent young criminals off Charlotte's streets? Call Crime Stoppers, tell them what you know, you could earn a reward, (704) 334-1600.