Video Shows Woman Nearly Get Shot—But the Bullet Didn’t Fire

Boston Police are searching for a man they say put a gun to a woman's head in an attempt to shoot her.

In what may have been a near death experience, a Boston woman came face to face with an assailant who placed a gun in her face and pulled the trigger—but no bullet came out.

Escaping with her life, police are now on the hunt for the suspect who allegedly attempted to harm the victim. According to police reports, detectives are searching for the individual wanted in connection with an assault by means of a firearm.

On May 24, as shown in the video above, the suspect stepped out of a vehicle and swiftly walked towards the victim before raising his arm, gun in hand, and pulling the trigger. “[He] pointed a firearm directly at her and pulled the trigger. No shots were fired,” according to the report.

Police say following the incident, which happened along Crown Point Drive in Hyde Park around 6:20 a.m. last Friday, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. He was later described as wearing a facial mask, black hoodie, blue or black pants, standing at approximately 5’10”, with a medium build.

Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect’s attempt to shoot the victim to call District E-5 Detectives at (617) 343-4595, or the anonymously call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).