A Portland woman believes the state tax-free weekend could have been a factor in why she was shot at in the drive-thru of a Springfield bank.
The woman told police a black male shot at her twice after she made a late-night bank deposit for the store where she works.
“She said they picked a good weekend,” Springfield detective David Joyce told News 2, “because they probably done a better business on the weekend than they normally do.”
The victim told police she had dropped off the money from the store in the drive-thru of the US Bank branch on Memorial Boulevard at Golf Club Lane.
As she drove away from the bank, a green car with two white women inside was blocking the exit.
When the victim drove around the building to exit through another driveway, a black male standing outside the car shot at her twice.
One bullet hit a rear brake light and another hit the driver’s side door.
“The bullet penetrated the door and hit a steel plate in that door,” said Det. Joyce. “If it hadn’t hit that steel plate, it would have hurt her. It would have done a lot of damage to her.”
Springfield police said a witness identified the car as a green or greenish-blue four-door sedan.
Anyone with information on the Saturday night shooting should call Springfield police at 615-384-8422 or Robertson County Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.