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Raleigh woman shot driving to store told dispatchers 'hurry, I'm dying here'

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Police said they’re investigating a shooting on Town and Country Road in Raleigh. The victim’s daughter said Lenke Gerzsenyl, 65, was driving to the grocery store on July 4 when she was shot through her car door in the leg.

"It was very disturbing,” Clarence Samelko, a neighbor said.

It happened in broad daylight around 6 p.m. 

In the 911 call, Gerzsenyl told the dispatcher, "you have to hurry up. I'm going to die near the road."

Gerzsenyl pulled over onto Kingsley Road. She didn't initially realize she had been shot.

“Just me. You have to hurry. Hurry, I'm dying here,” she told the dispatcher. 

Several of the neighbors said they hadn’t heard of the shooting. None of them said police had stopped by.


Over email, police said no arrest had been made.

Gerzsenyl’s daughter said doctors told her the bullet that hit her mother came from an assault rifle.

“I've never known anyone around here to shot off guns,” Bob Sellers, a neighbor said.

"Not on a regular basis and like it was near fourth of July,” Henry Holcomb , a neighbor said.

Neighbors are not sure if they would have heard the gunshot because of the fireworks going off.

Gerzsenyl remains at Wake Med. Her daughter said it’s still unclear if the avid runner will make a full recovery.

Police asked anyone with information to give them a call.

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