Grandparents, grandson shot at in road rage incident

- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who opened fire on a car during a road rage incident.

Deputies said the incident happened at around 10 p.m. Saturday on Reinhardt College Parkway, north of the Highway 5 Connector. Inside the car that was shot at, was a teenager and his grandparents from Jasper.

“I was scared, I was shaking, it scared me to death,” said the grandfather who was too terrified to show his face or give his name.

“Looked up the road, my wife did too and there was nothing coming, all of a sudden then lights come on,” said the grandfather.

The 18-year-old grandson said he heard the first shot, but at first did not think it was someone firing a gun.

“When the first round went off I thought it was, he blew a tire, thought he was just flashing for us to help him and then when the second round went through the windshield, ‘oh, my gosh, we are being shot at, this is not a movie, floor it,’” said the grandson.

The family said they heard four to five shots; one of the bullets shattered the back window and exited through the front window, just inches from where their grandson was sitting.

“It was honestly terrifying because it was mere inches from hitting the back of my head or totally taking out my shoulder,” said the grandson.  “I just thank God that I was not hit.”

Another bullet hit the back of the vehicle.

“If they were mad at us about something they need to call the law and let them stop us and figure things out, instead of shooting at us,” said the grandmother.

The family said they drove to a safe place and their grandson called 911. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recovered a round from what detectives said appeared to be a large caliber weapon.

The family said they are just grateful no one was hit.

“I don't know how they missed our grandson, I really don't,” said the grandmother.  “The good Lord was watching us.”

Investigators ask anyone with information to call the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

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