Authorities: Missouri woman shot in car in random act has died

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman who was shot while in a car in an apparently random act has died.

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said officers responded Friday to the scene near Caruthersville on Highway 412.

KFVS reports the patrol says said a speeding car drove up behind the couple and tailgated before passing and slowing down. When the victims’ car drove next to the suspect’s car, the couple heard gunshots and later realized the woman was shot. She was flown to a Sikeston hospital.

Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says the suspect car drove way. He described the vehicle as either a dark blue or black Chevy Tahoe or another type of sport utility car.

Greenwell said the couple said they didn’t know the shooter.

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Information from: KFVS-TV

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