Woman shot, drives car into Ensley house

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It was not the way John Williams ever imagined his day would start. "I was asleep and I heard a gunfire and a crash," he recalls. It was around 3:00 early Friday morning.

Williams didn't know what was going on. He called 911 and when he finally looked outside, he found a car lodged into the foundation of his home.

"When I peeped out...I was like, 'Oh my God'," said Williams. "If the foundation was a little bit higher, she would have gone under the house."

Police say just before the victim crashed, she was sitting inside her car in the 800 block of 44th Street Ensley when someone approached and shot her. She sped off, ending up in Williams yard.

The distance from where the shooting happened to where the house was damaged sits about the length of a football field away.

Neighbors say they are concerned about what happened. They say the area is normally quiet and friendly and what happened Friday is not the norm.

On Friday afternoon, police were still looking for suspects.

The victim is recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

As for John Williams, he's hoping insurance will cover the damage to his home and that the woman will be okay. He's glad it wasn't worse, but says the violence has to end. "It seems people don't take life serious and it's got to stop. It's got to stop somewhere. You have to have a conscience somewhere."

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