Shots fired into car Friday; driver

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 10, 2000

suffers only minor injuries


Staff Writer

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A Troy man was left with only minor injuries after multiple shots were fired into his car while driving Friday morning in Troy.

Police received a call at 10:11a.m. Friday from the victim, Woodrow Dillard Jr., saying he had been shot at while driving. The incident reportedly occurred at the intersection of Blackman and Hanchey Streets.

According to Capt. Lewis Fannin of the Troy Police Department’s Detective Division, the gunman stepped out of another vehicle, approached Dillard’s car and fired "several" shots into it.

Dillard sustained only minor injuries from broken glass.

He called police on a cellular phone following the incident and drove immediately to the police department. He identified Willie C. Townsend Jr. of Troy as the shooter.

"We believe that this is part of an ongoing feud between the two of them," Fannin said.

Dillard was transported to Edge Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

As of Friday afternoon, police had not apprehended Townsend, but Fannin said a warrant for attempted murder had been issued.