KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are looking for the driver of a white car that was in front of a woman shot on I-35 at 12th Street on Monday. That's the only clue they have for now in the shooting of the woman, who had her two-year-old daughter in the car with her at the time.
The victim had just crossed under the 12th Street bridge when something shattered her window. At first she thought it was a rock but then she felt severe pain in her right shoulder.
The victim drove a bit until she realized she had been shot and began flagging down people for help.
One of the people who saw her was Tami Daniels and her boyfriend. They had just been to a haunted house called 'The Beast' when they saw the victim standing on the corner of 6th Street and Broadway at about 9:00 p.m.
"She's in a white t-shirt, blood running down the front of it, and honestly, I thought it was a Halloween prank," Daniels said.
They drove past the woman, but the sight of the bloody woman kept tugging at her.
"It's just one of those gut instincts. Something's wrong," said Daniels.
She told her boyfriend she wanted to check on the woman, so he stopped and she got out.
"Started waking at first and then started running. I don't know why,.. but started running. When I got down there, by that time she was back in her car. Another gentleman was applying pressure and looked up at me and told me she had been shot," Daniels said.
The woman was asking about her daughter and crying in pain.
"We all stopped when he said there was a baby in the back seat, because you couldn`t hear anything. The baby was so quiet. And I looked across the car at him and asked if it was ok and he said, 'I don`t know,'" said Daniels.
The two-year old girl was strapped in the car seat on the back passenger side of the car, not far from where the bullet hit. When Daniels took the girl out of the car seat, she was quiet, but uninjured.
The mother was in disbelief that it had happened.
"She just continued to say she was running errands, 'I was just out running errands,' Daniels recalled her saying.
Daniels encourages people to follow their instincts.
"When you have a gut instinct it is your duty to stop. If you don`t stop for somebody, people aren't going to stop for you," she said.
If you have any information that could help police, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).