KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An unexpected and jolting wake up call roused Nichole Surber and her husband out of bed around 3:30 Thursday morning.
"My husband and I heard that loud, banging sound and said 'whoa, what was that?'" recalled Nichole.
Kansas City police say a bleeding, disoriented driver had been shot in his chest and leg just a few blocks from the Surbers' home. Moments later, police say the man, who's possibly in his early 30's, lost control of his white car near North Oakley and Scarritt, left the road, knocked down a fence and hit the side of the family's home.
"There were fumes everywhere and pieces of his car in our yard. My husband ran to check on our other son and I called the police, " said Nichole.
Right now, police are still trying to figure out if the male driver was shot on nearby streets or shot while driving. He remains at a hospital in critical condition.
"We are just praying for him and hoping that he survives and gets the recovery that he needs, " added Nichole, who's also counting her blessings.
"I think when he knocked down our fence and damaged those bushes that actually slowed down his car and caused only minimal scrapes to our house. We think the Lord was protecting us for sure, " Nichole said.