Mother Of 6 Grateful To Be Alive After Being Shot While Driving On Tulsa Highway

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 6:09 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A mother of six kids is grateful to be alive after she was shot while driving down a Tulsa highway. 

"I was thinking 'am I just going to sit here and die on the side of the road? Is anybody going to get to me in time?'" said Amanda Harrell. 

Harrell said she's still in shock after what happened Wednesday morning. She describes what happened when she was driving down I-244 between Yale and Harvard, going towards Big Cabin.

"I don’t know where it came from, but it was just a loud pop and a sound like my tire blew up! But then, I felt a stinging, painful, burning sensation in my stomach and that’s when I looked down and there was blood, and I was like 'oh my gosh I’ve been shot!'" Harrell said. 

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Harrell said the bullet went through her driver's side door. She recalls only one white car on the road but doesn't know who shot her.

"You just don’t know if you’re going to bleed to death or if you're going to go into shock. I didn’t know what was going to happen - I mean who does?" Harrell said. 

When asked, Harrell said at one point, she feared she was about to die.

"Yeah," Harrell replied, "When I first looked and noticed that I was shot."

Harrell went to a hospital, where doctors took the bullet out. Thankfully, it did not hit any of her vital organs.

"It’s pretty much the worst pain I’ve been in," Harrell said. 

Harrell is a wife and mother to six kids. She believes an angel was with her Wednesday, allowing her to come home to her family.

 "Someone was there with me," Harrell said. "I’m glad I’m alive because my kids have their mom."

Police said they are investigating, but don't have any suspects at this time.