We’ve told you before about crashes involving new mid-engine Corvettes, but here’s a different twist to a damaged Stingray.
The driver of this Arctic White C8 Corvette coupe died Sunday afternoon after occupants of a black Cadillac Escalade drove up and fired possibly as many as 30 shots at Deondre Perkins, killing the 27-year-old who had been on his way to visit a friend in the area.
Video from the scene shows six bullet holes in the windshield of the Corvette and another in the A-pillar directly in front of the driver. Perkins managed to get out of the car, apparently to take cover, but ultimately suffered fatal wounds.
The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of Golden Forest Drive near Antoine Drive.
The Escalade was captured on a surveillance camera speeding away from the scene. Police believe multiple people may have also witnessed the crime and “we’re just hoping for the right person to have the courage to come forward and say they know what happened out here,” an officer told ABC13-News.
Family members at the scene told an ABC13 reporter that they were devastated and they are just trying to figure out if the suspects knew Perkins, if the shooting was targeted or random.
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