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Bullet pierces Delray Beach woman's windshield, narrowly misses her head

Nia Lewis, 19, treated for minor injuries after glass from windshield cuts her

A bullet pierced the windshield of Nia Lewis' car while she was driving Monday night in Boynton Beach. (Boynton Beach Police Department)

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Delray Beach woman was driving through Boynton Beach late Monday night when a bullet struck the windshield of her car, narrowly missing her head, police said.

Nia Lewis, 19, was at the corner of Northeast First Court and Northeast 16th Avenue about 10:45 p.m. when she heard gunshots.

Boynton Beach police said a single bullet struck her Honda Accord's windshield, went through it and struck the driver's side window frame next to her head. The impact of the bullet caused splintering glass to cut her face and left arm.

Lewis continued driving until she saw officers at a nearby convenience store and stopped for help. She was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

Police said officers found 10 to 15 spent shell casings in front of a home on Northeast 16th Avenue. Police said the residents were uncooperative and refused to speak with officers.

Detectives do not believe that Lewis was the intended target.

Anyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.


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