Sonia Bolles, of Ormond Beach, did not sleep well the night of Aug. 9. Someone shot into her car about 9:30 p.m. as she was driving on West Granada Boulevard with her 8-year-old daughter in the back seat.
“I slept about two hours last night,” she said. “I’m completely shook up.”
She believes it was a “completely random act,” and she had not been involved in a road rage incident.
The bullet entered the passenger door and went into the center console.
Bolles was driving west and preparing to turn left onto Williamson Boulevard on her way to pick up her other daughter after work. As she was rolling to a stop, she heard the shot which she said was very loud and “rattled the whole car,” a Kia Sedona.
Traffic was flowing by her on the right, and she believes the shot came from a car.
The first thing that occurred to her was an accident, but she thought the noise was too loud and she had not heard any horns.
She pulled into a business on Williamson Boulevard and found the bullet hole in the passenger door. Police arrived quickly, because a policeman was at the Wal-Mart. She said he told her he heard the shot and it sounded like it came from the road.
She said police spent two hours looking for the bullet but could not find it.
Her 8-year-old daughter had trouble sleeping that night also. But Bolles feels lucky, because her son, 12, could have been riding in the passenger seat. That night, she let him stay and play video games with friends when she went to pick up her daughter.
She hopes anyone with information reports it to the Ormond Beach Police Department.
At press time, police had not released the incident report, but spokesman Keith Walker confirmed a car was shot at the corner of Williamson Boulevard and Granada Boulevard. The number at the police department is 677-0731.