Fort Lauderdale: When gunmen rushed her car while stopped at a red light in West Palm Beach, south Florida, Diamond Ware leaned over her back seat to shield her three young children from flying bullets. The 24-year-old mother was shot five times, but survived.
The driver of the car, Demetrius McDonald, who was also hit by a bullet, told police he was driving his family at around 4.30pm when three men he said he did not recognise got out of a nearby car and opened fire.
McDonald had a gun, too, and fired back before he sped away toward his home, according to his police statement.
When police officers arrived at Ware’s home after the shootout, on September 26, they found a blue Hyundai Sonata riddled with bullet holes.
A fire rescue crew took Ware to hospital for treatment, where she received emergency surgery, investigators said.