A woman was shot in her car while delivering newspapers Wednesday morning.
Police say the shooting happened around 4:30 a.m.
The woman told police she was driving her vehicle in the 4400 block of Hayes Place, near Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive, when a small black 2-door vehicle with a loud muffler fired several shots at her vehicle.
The woman was hit twice and she then drove herself to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Station No. 5 and was transported to the hospital. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
A witness said the gunshots woke him out of his sleep.
"It sounded like somebody pounded on my door with a baseball bat," said Kelly Reynolds.
After the shots were fired, Reynolds rushed outside and found a woman sitting in a car screaming in pain.
"I heard her say I'm bleeding.”
Reynolds says there was a passenger in the car who drove the woman to safety.
“The other girl was trying to get on top of her to drive the car,” he said. “She succeeded. She took off and she went to the fire station."
Reynolds isn't sure how the shooting began because he wasn't outside when the shots were fired. His neighbor, Richard Seamen, thinks the gunman could have been a homeowner that was frightened by a person being near their property at such an early hour.
"If somebody was in your front yard super early in the morning and it's still dark out, what would you think first,” asked Seamen.
Seamen says there's a drug-infestation taking over the neighborhood that’s bringing more violent crime to the area.
“If you clean up the drugs, most of the problems will go away,” he says. “Everything comes back to the drugs, and heroin is a big problem in this neighborhood. Kids can't really even just roam around anymore like kids should at least be able to because you always have to watch what's going on."
Police are now searching for the vehicle near Charleston and Decatur boulevards.