Hamilton woman shot in her face while walking downtown

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A woman was waiting to cross the street Friday morning in downtown Hamilton when she was hit in her face with a BB gun pellet.

Hamilton police are gathering more details on the incident, and 22-year-old Dominik Haggort wants them to find the person who fired the BB gun, according to Journal-News. She's afraid someone else could get hurt.

“I hope they find this person … I don’t want this to happen to nobody else,” Haggort said. “I think (the pellet) was meant for somebody else, because there was a lot of people around me … I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

She told Journal-News that she will have the BB pellet removed from her cheek at the hospital Tuesday, and that she's still feeling a good amount of pain.

Haggort waited to cross Martin Luther King Boulevard at High Street at about 7:45 p.m., when the pellet struck her right cheek. She said the two shots came from someone in a navy colored, four door car.

“I heard a pop, pop sound and I thought somebody was getting shot, but I didn’t know I got hit until I turned to my friend and she said, 'Oh my God. You’re bleeding,’” Haggort said. “I touched my face. There was blood everywhere."

She told WCPO's Dayton partner WHIO that the blood ran down her hoodie and down to her shoes.

"I was scared, I was nervous," Haggort said.

Hamilton Police Sgt. Ed Buns asks anyone with information on she shooting to call (513) 868-5811, ext. 2002, or CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.

WCPO reporter Amy Wadas contributed to this report.

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