SAN DIEGO -- Karla Felix was just four-months-old when a man with a gun and a mission to kill shot her in the head.
Baby Karla survived what came to be known as the McDonald's massacre on July 18, 1984, in which 21 people were killed at a San Ysidro McDonald’s by a crazed gunman.
Thirty-two-years later, Felix is back in San Diego to share her story, soon to be told in a documentary.
“My mom was holding me when we got out of the car was when he shot us,” Felix told 10News Tuesday.
Karla Felix and her parents had just pulled in to the McDonald's in San Ysidro.
“Who thinks that you're going to go to McDonald's and get shot,” she said.
Forty-one-year-old James Huberty, a father himself, shot everyone in sight before he was killed by responding SWAT.
“The bullet that was supposed to hit my heart hit her hand,” Felix said regarding her mother.
The bullets kept coming. Her mother was shot in the eye.
“My mom and I have the same scar on our stomach. And I have a few on my back. I have half-a-bullet still in my head.”
Karla's father pushed through his injury, grabbed his baby and handed her to a complete stranger.
“The stranger then handed it to a policeman and they both rushed it to the hospital,” filmmaker Charlie Minn said.
Minn is making a documentary about that horrific day called “77 minutes”. He says that's how long it took for the SWAT team to arrive and kill Huberty.
“The victims need a voice,” Minn said. “I think it's about time after 32 years someone should speak on behalf of them and let them know their stories.”
“On the anniversary, every July 18th, I go back and look at the videos,” Felix said. “And it's hard to believe I was involved.”
Felix has no memory of what happened to her, but the scars are still with her, emotionally and physically.
“I do believe I'm a miracle child for a 4 month old to get shot and survive is crazy.”
Minn says he will donate part of the proceeds from his film to the families of the two San Diego police officers shot last month.