Getting shot is scary. Carl Landry can attest to that.
"I was really scared when the bullets were flying," Landry said in an interview on KILT radio in Houston. "And I’m just glad it hit me in a place where I could continue to run and get away.”
Evidently, the people in the car that sideswiped Landry's car early Tuesday were looking for someone. They thought Landry was the guy. Landry tried to tell them he wasn't. They shot him anyway. Thankfully, the Rockets' forward sustained only a flesh wound to the leg and will be out 1-3 weeks.
“I knew something was going on like they were looking for somebody," Landry said. "Both of the guys got out of the car, I tried to plead my case saying that I’m not the guy they were looking for. But immediately they started shooting. Two shots were fired and the second shot hit me in the left calf.”
UPDATE: Even more chilling details from Thursday's Houston Chronicle. After Landry was shot, he said one of his attackers chased him for about a block. He hid between a house and a fence, then started knocking on doors for help. Gotta be kidding me.
“I ran about six blocks," Landry said. "After they fired two shots, one of the guys chased me for about a block. I was able to outrun the shooter, and I hid in between a house and a fence. I was so frightened, so I started to knock; I was ringing doorbells like crazy.
"One person came down and said he was going to call the police. He said he was going to call 911. I saw a cop car drive by about 20 minutes after he said that. I went up to the cop car, and they helped me."
Check out the rest of Jonathan Feigen's story, plus a map of where Landry was shot -- not far from the Toyota Center.