Woman shot in the head after drive-by shooting

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A walk outside Jasmine Hayes' 16th Avenue home in East Highland just after midnight Thursday turned into an ordeal made for Hollywood.  A man driving down the street suddenly opened fire hitting three people including Hayes, her brother and another girl.

"I was going outside to get my brother so he can come inside because we have to be at work early in the mornings.  Before I could get to him—I had my baby in my arms to get outside with me to get her uncle—I heard gunshots. I fell to cover my baby and my brother fell on me."

During that moment, the 20 year old mother, says she thought the bullet grazed her head.  Within seconds, she realized she'd been shot after seeing blood drip from her forehead.  The baby was unharmed.

"There was no pressure--my ears were ringing, for a minute, I thought I was deaf.  Then I heard people calling my name and I panicked."

Hayes was rushed to Columbus Regional Medical Center where she says doctors decided not to remove the bullet due to swelling. She says they plan to wait six months to a year before performing surgery. The bullet is inside her head underneath the hairline. Hayes is taking medication to control the pain.

Her brother, Allen Mack, 31, suffered wounds to the right side and pelvic.  Allison Geddis, 19, was reportedly hit in the back and chest.  Both were treated at Columbus Regional and released.

Hayes added she believes God spared her life for a reason.  She described herself as a good person, good mother of 2 children, a 7-month old boy and a 2 year old girl who loves to help people. Hayes says she plans to go to church more than she has in the past.

Police reports indicate the shooter was in a small car, possibly a Honda Accord.  No suspects have been arrested.

If you have any information about this crime, call Columbus Police at 706-653-3400.

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