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UPDATE: Grandma of shooting victim says it's an accident

Posted: Updated: June 20, 2013 11:11 AM CDT

By: Brittany Paris
bparis@klkntv.com

Treneyce Thompson's life changed forever in the passenger seat of a car.

Her 20-year-old friend was driving and a male acquaintance was in the back seat.

We spoke with her grandma, Sherry Watson. She said Thompson told her the three of them heard a loud noise and were confused.

Watson said Thompson's ears were ringing. The man in the back seat said, "I shot you." That's when she realized he was talking to her.

Watson said the man apologized and left. The driver called 911. Police are still looking for him.

"We have no eliminated the possibility that this was an accident," Officer Katie Flood, Lincoln Police Department, said on Thursday. "However, we really do need to speak with that man. To basically put together the events that led up to that 911 call."

Officers got that call around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.

"She was conscious and alert," Captain Danny Reitan, Lincoln Police Department, said. "She was transported to a local Lincoln Hospital."

The bullet punctured Thompson's lung and lodged in her tenth vertebrae. Watson said it miraculously missed her spinal cord.

She said doctors aren't going to remove the bullet because it's too risky. They don't know if she'll ever walk again.

Thompson told doctors she feels her legs, but can't move them.

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