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A Missouri state legislator from Ferguson said Wednesday that shots were fired in her direction when she got out of her car in the embattled city, a suburb of St. Louis. Police say a man was wounded in the shooting and was hospitalized.

Maria Chappelle Nadal, a state senator who has already been tear-gassed that followed the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, said she was getting out of her car when shots were fired toward her. She said on Twitter that the shots were fired “from the trees or apartment complex behind the parking lot” where she parked.

Nadal said she felt like a “deer in headlights” when she heard the gunfire.

She remains shaken today because of what could have possibly happened, but the shots did not appear to target Nadal, said the huffingtonpost.com.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted on Twitter that the shooting took place on Sharondale Circle. Sharondale Circle is adjacent to where many of the protests took place in Ferguson, behind office space rented by the nonprofit group HealSTL. The organization was formed after Brown’s shooting death and accompanying protests.

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