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With child nearby, mom held at gunpoint at Jacksonville gas station

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Three men approached a woman with a toddler outside a Jacksonville Citgo gas station on the 1500 block of S. First St., and held her at gunpoint around midnight on Thursday.

"Your life just flashes before your eyes, you don't know how to react," said Mycaila Lowery.

Surveillance video from the gas station shows one of the suspects approach Mycaila and hold a gun to her head, while two other suspects stand nearby.

Watch raw video here:

"All in all I have to say it was probably the scariest moment of my life, watching my wife held at gunpoint and knowing my daughter was right there next to her," said Edward Lowery.

The men took off after Edward, a Citgo employee, fired three shots into the air, and scared the suspects off.

"I run back to the car, grab my gun. I load my clip into it and fired the first shot into the air just to get their attention," said Edward. "For them to be cowardess enough to hide behind a female and even attempt that, they are very lucky they even made it away from here," said Edward.

Mycaila believes she and her family are the lucky ones, knowing things have turned out much differently had it not been for her husband's heroic actions.

Police describe the suspects as young males ages 18 to 21. Before the gunman released Mycaila, he hit her in the head with the gun. Her daughter was unharmed.

If anyone has information, please contact Detective Cassie Blackerby at (501) 982-0277. This case is associated with report number 15-08052.

Watch Extended Interview with mother Mycaila Lowery: