Gunman fires at car traveling on I-95 in Oakland Park

Peppered with bullets, victim's car crashes, but driver walks away uninjured

By Tim Swift - Digital Editor, Liane Morejon - Reporter

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - A gunman opened fired at a car traveling along Interstate 95 in Oakland Park on Sunday, authorities said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said someone inside a maroon SUV fired several shots at a white Kia about 2 p.m. on I-95, just south of the Commercial Boulevard exit.

The shooting caused driver Rochelle Moraes to crash into a red Ford Mustang, troopers said.

"I was the one driving," Moraes told Local 10 News. "They almost got me, so -- but I'm still here."

Moreas' boyfriend and her 6-year-old stepson were also in the car at the time of shooting. The boy was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but no one was seriously hurt, troopers said.

Moraes said she did not know why her car was targeted.

"I didn't cut nobody off. I don’t know why I would be targeted," she said. "I'm not nobody for me to be a target. I'm not special enough." 

Troopers said the gunman fled the scene. 

Sgt. Edwin Johnson said authorities have a statewide "be on the lookout" alert for the vehicle.

"God will take care of them," Moraes said of the shooter.

The incident caused serious traffic delays, shutting down at least one lane for several hours.

"It could have killed me, but it didn't," Moraes said. "You know, God spared me, so I'm blessed."

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