NORMAN, Okla. — A Norman woman is lucky to be alive after being shot in neck Tuesday night.
Police said they were serving a search warrant at a house near the crime scene at the intersection of Peters and Johnson in central Norman.
“She was able to communicate to us,” Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said of the victim, 40-year-old Lisa Nardine. “She was able to talk at the time.”
Nardine was found with the gunshot wound while sitting in a pickup truck just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Easley said her injury was not life-threatening at the time and she was released from a hospital Wednesday morning.
“Obviously (the bullet) didn’t hit anything vital and so she’s lucky in that regard,” he said.
Easley said a passerby noticed the truck driving erratically for a short distance.
That person raced over and managed to get the truck to stop.
“Stop the vehicle without getting injured and found our victim inside driving the vehicle with the gunshot wound to the neck and he was able to get the vehicle stopped, put it in park, as I understand,” Easley said.
No one else but Nardine was found in the truck.
Wednesday afternoon, police were waiting to serve a search warrant at the home of a “person of interest,” who they said was likely involved in the shooting and who lived two houses down from the shooting location.
The motive is under investigation; Easley said it was not a robbery.
“Of course our victim got extraordinarily lucky and we’re all grateful for that because the last thing we want is another homicide,” he said.
News Channel 4 spoke to Nardine at her Norman home Wednesday afternoon.
She said she was in a lot of pain and did not want to talk about why the shooting happened.
No arrests have been made but police anticipate charges to be filed relatively soon.