A brutal gun attack earlier this week in southeast Oklahoma City left 18-year-old Lexi Crawford fighting for her life in the hospital. The innocent bystander was shot by two people and it was all caught on camera. The video was released on Friday by the Oklahoma City Police Department.
The victim's family said Crawford was shot eight times and it was a miracle that she is alive. They want the public to see the video of the people behind the drive-by shooting and bring them to justice.
The gun attack was in the middle of the day. Nearly 100 bullets from two guns, riddled a home near Southeast 44th and Sunnylane Road and a car in the home’s driveway.
Crawford, a recent high school graduate, was in the front seat of the car.
“She wished that the shooting would stop,” the victim’s grandfather, Scott Malloy said. “She didn’t think it was ever going to stop. She thought she was going to die.”
What cannot be seen in the Ring video of the shooting was when Crawford fell out of the car and screamed for help once the suspect’s car drove away. Her grandfather said Crawford had just dropped someone off at the home and was about to leave.
They do not think Crawford was the intended target but was caught in the middle.
“We don’t know where these people came from,” Malloy said. “We don’t know who they are.”
“It’s hard to tell what motivated this, obviously it’s a very hard thing to watch,” MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department.
The bullets went through Crawford's chest, stomach, and lower back. Her family said she has a long road to recovery and is now breathing on her own and talking.
Crawford’s family intends to fight for her until the suspects are caught and prosecuted.
“We want to find you, we absolutely want to find you and prosecute this to the full extent of the law,” Malloy said.
“We want to get these people identified and off the street as soon as possible,” Knight said.
If you recognize the car or the suspects in the video call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.
Crawford’s family has also set up a GoFundMe to help pay for hospital bills.