SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento-based Uber driver and Afghan refugee was almost shot whereas working a late-night time shift in San Francisco, after a person ran towards his automotive and shot, level clean, via his window.
“I afraid quite a bit as a result of it is the primary time they attempt to kill me,” stated a person, requested to be referred to solely as Mohammad (although that isn’t his actual identify) for worry of retribution.
When Mohammad got here to the U.S. from Afghanistan, he thought he’d be escaping violence. Early Saturday morning, from the entrance seat of his automotive, he discovered himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
“He takes out the gun and he shoots me,” Mohammad stated. “Fortunately, the bullet simply move from my face.”
He’s from Sacramento, however was driving his Uber close to Oak and Gough Streets in San Francisco simply earlier than three a.m. when he says a person adopted him for a couple of blocks on foot, earlier than operating to Muhammad’s window and firing. The shooter took off.
A slender miss, Mohammad says, centimeters from ending his life. Mohammad, who stands at 6 ft 2 inches tall, says he extends his chair again in his automotive to suit comfortably. That, he says, might have saved his life.
His window, in items throughout his automotive. The bullet gap, clearly seen. The shot despatched shards of glass from Muhammad’s window into the air piercing his face close to his eye, sending Muhammad to the hospital.
While there the daddy of two younger boys says he considered his household, imagining life for them had he been killed. He additionally considered one thing his mom, nonetheless in Afghanistan, just lately informed him.
“‘You’re going to stay over there. And I’m happy you’re there. You’re going to stay away from this dangerous place,'” Mohammad recalled his mom saying. “They feel safer because I’m in a safe place.”
San Francisco Police picked up the capturing on their shot spotter. Sgt. Michael Andraychak confirmed that Mohammad did file a report, however says the division doesn’t have any suspects or legitimate descriptions to work from at this time. He says officers seemed within the space for a suspect following the capturing, however have been unable to seek out anybody.
A consultant from Uber confirms Mohammad made the corporate conscious of the incident. The consultant says the corporate is relieved the driving force is okay.
Muhammad is now left to marvel why he was focused at all.