COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — After a Saturday work shift, Kenneth Anderson returned to his College Park apartment complex, sat down on his bed to take off his shoes, when he saw his daughter arriving in her Uber.
He thought to himself that he was glad she made it back home safe, but that thought was far from the truth.
“A couple of seconds later, I got off the bed to go to my bathroom and I heard gunshots,” he said. “I ran back to the window and saw my son. He was laying on the ground on top of her.”
His 36-year-old daughter had been shot multiple times. She was seven months pregnant with her first child.
Anderson went down the stairs of his building and ran towards his son and daughter, who by that time had both stood up.
“I ran uphill and he started running towards me saying, ‘Dad, she’s been shot’. I got up there, she was trying to run towards me at the same time. She was bloody all over.”
All of this unfolding around 10 p.m. Saturday–just ten minutes after Anderson arrived from work. He says his daughter was at a friends house nearby and had just taken an Uber back.
“It’s pretty much like I kind of blacked out an was trying to hold on,” he said. “I was running wild. I probably dialed 911 like ten times. I kept screaming. When police pulled up, I started screaming at them telling them to come up an seek medical.”
During that time, Anderson says his daughter was able to tell him that she ordered her Uber, and when the driver picked her up, he was in a different car than the app was showing.
“She said, ‘When I realized that was the driver, I asked him why he wasn’t in the car they showed in the app. He got smart with me and I got smart with him. We argued from when he picked me up to here.'”
That argument escalated to gunfire.
The College Park Police Department said the woman was shot three times, in the leg and in the stomach by the alleged rideshare driver.