SLICKVILLE (KDKA) — Pennsylvania State Police say a woman was driving down a rural Westmoreland County road when out of nowhere a bullet hit her car.

It happened Saturday afternoon as 49-year old Tammy Deren was driving along County Road in the Slickville area of Loyalhanna Township.

“She’s driving along and she heard what she described to be a pinging type of noise, didn’t really think too much of it at the time, the vehicle did not react any differently, so she proceeded back to her home in Saltsburg,” State Trooper John Matchik said.

The next day, police say the woman noticed a round from a rifle lodged in the rear driver’s side of her car.

It appeared that the shot had been fired from some distance away and was decelerating when it hit the car.

Police say the woman was not injured.

The person who fired the shot could be charged with reckless endangerment depending on the circumstances uncovered in the investigation.

For now, investigation continues. If you have any information, contact state police at the Indiana barracks.

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