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Woman fatally shot while driving in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. — A woman was killed as she was driving on a Tacoma street in what police said was a targeted shooting.

Police were called to the 2900 block of North Seventh Street at North Pine at 2:36 a.m. Friday.

Police said no witnesses saw the shooting, but some did see her car come to a rest against other vehicles.  It traveled about a block after the shooting.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was then discovered inside the car.

As investigators gathered evidence, detectives say they are confident whoever shot at the black Lexus SUV through its back window meant to do so.

"Every round made it into the vehicle. They weren't scattered around like it was randomly in the air," said Tacoma police Officer Shelby Boyd.

The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Olivia Sherman says she had no idea what had happened just outside her apartment until she woke up Friday morning.

"It's good that it's not a drive-by random shooting, or at least they don't think it is," said Sherman.

Police say that currently, they don't know where the victim was coming from, but  investigators did find shell casings outside a bar and restaurant about a block away.

Workers told us they didn't know anything about the shooting and were shocked something like that happened there.

Investigators will be looking at surveillance videos from nearby homes and businesses to get more clues into what happened.

Police said they don't believe there's any threat to the community.

Reporter Kevin McCarty is out working on the story and will have new information about the shooting during our 5 p.m. newscast.


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