Gunman fires at woman making bank deposit in Springfield

Gunman fires at woman making bank deposit in Springfield (Image 1)
Gunman fires at woman making bank deposit in Springfield (Image 1)

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.

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