Phoenix Police: Woman Fatally Shot While Driving on Freeway

September 8, 2016 Updated: September 8, 2016
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PHOENIX—Phoenix police say a woman was fatally shot while driving on a freeway and calling 911 to report that she was being chased by three people in a truck.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the woman’s car crashed on the median of the State Route 51 freeway after a 911 operator heard shots fired during the call Wednesday night.

Police are looking for a white work truck with ladder racks and a tool box. Those inside the truck were described only as Hispanic males.

Howard says the incident began with five or six 911 calls about a white truck being driven aggressively on westbound Interstate 10.

Howard says the woman who was killed said the truck was following her as she went from I-10 to the SR 51 in central Phoenix.

“While she was on the phone with 911, the dispatcher heard about 3 gunshots and the call was ended,” Sgt. Jonathan Howard, a Phoenix police spokesman, told AZCentral.com.

“She believed these people were following her specifically but she didn’t offer any information as to why they may be following her,” Howard added.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.