A white North Carolina woman was robbed at gunpoint – and then shot – by a group of young black thugs who attempted to steal her car while outside a small convenience store. While she miraculously survived being shot seven times, the young pregnant woman ended up losing her four-month-old baby after suffering gunshot wounds in the abdomen.
Security footage captured the entire horrendous episode, though no arrests have been made as of this writing.
Security footage released to the public shows 25-year-old Brittany Rich pulling up to the front of the store. Fast forward, and she is then seen exiting the store and heading back to her car. It was at this point that one of the animals places himself in front of her path and blocked her route to the driver’s seat.
Rich admits that she thought he was joking given his young age. She soon found out the hoodlums weren’t playing.
“The guy said, ‘Give me that!’ and grabbed my keys,” she recalled in a subsequent interview with WRAL News. “I thought he was playing because he was young. And then I went, like, to reach after him, and he shot me.”
She added: “I think I was shot two or three times before I really realized that he had a gun. I looked at him. He had a gun in his hand. I heard it, and I felt it, but I was in shock.”
The video continued to track the next events. Rich is seen staggering toward the store, somehow conscious and on her feet after being blasted away from point-blank range by multiple rounds. Two of the black boys hop in either side of the front of the car and try driving off. After they couldn’t start the car they quickly abandon the scene of the crime on foot.
Rich remembered going into the store and lying down, where inside security cameras capture several people just standing around and not helping the woman.
“When I got in the store, I realized I was bleeding out,” she says. “I lay down, and everybody was standing around me, and nobody was really helping.”
Meanwhile, the suspects couldn’t get the car started. Rich says you have to know how to jiggle the key just right to make it work. Surveillance footage shows them jumping from the vehicle and fleeing on foot.
Rich was taken to the hospital, where they told her she was shot in twice in the elbow. She says she can’t feel her arm. She was also shot in her thigh, lower back and in the stomach. She says she was four months pregnant and lost her unborn child.
One Twitter user posted a brief news broadcast and captioned the video saying “Pregnant White women [sic] shot 7 times by blacks trying to steal her car…Lives but her unborn baby was killed.”
The user followed with a second comment, writing:
The pregnant woman is lying on the floor of the convenience store bleeding and none of the customers (all black) offer any assistance. The whole thing is caught on camera and the news anchor even expresses his disgust with what he just saw.
Raleigh, NC – Pregnant White women shot 7 times by blacks trying to steal her car…
Lives but her unborn baby was killed. pic.twitter.com/Dj4MsQYDKu
— WilliamA33 (@WilliamA_33) April 30, 2023
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded Twitter video, WRAL
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