Road rage victim gives tearful testimony at church

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A week ago Kay Hafford was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the head after a road rage incident on the North Freeway. Saturday night, she gave her tearful account of those moments.

"I told the Lord that I was going to have a testimony, I was going to encourage the people that even honking your horn can get you a bullet shot in your head," Hafford says.

Hafford says after she honked at a driver, he followed her and tried to get her to pull over.

"When I sped up, he sped up. When I got on the ramp and I didn't see him in my mirrors, I was OK I thought. Around 30 seconds later I heard the loud bloom noise," she said.

She'd been shot. She managed to call 911 using Siri on her iPhone.

This happened a week before she was supposed to perform in the gospel stage play "Just Having Church" at Jones AME Praise and Worship Center. That bullet put a wrench in those plans. But she danced and sang along with the cast, and still managed to bring the house down.

"At first I was like was like, 'Oh my God.' And I looked and it was her and I was like thank you Jesus," says Barbara Ball.

"Words can't describe. My heart just went out," says Mary Daniels. "Because I know what death is, I just lost a loved one. So I'm glad she survived."

Just in case the shooter happens to see her story, she wanted him to know that he didn't win.

"I'm still recovering on my balance a little bit, but I am in my heels just so this makes it to TV I want the enemy to see that I can walk," she told the packed sanctuary as she stood and walked across the front.

The man who shot Hafford hasn't been caught. He was driving a white Chevy Tahoe.

She is expected to make a full recovery and she says this reminded her that God has a purpose for her life.
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