WATERLOO – A 19-year-old woman died after she was shot riding in a car Friday night.

The name of the victim hasn’t been released pending family notification, and no arrests have been made.

Residents called 911 shortly after 11 p.m. Friday after hearing shots in the area of Gable and Linn streets.

“I heard six shots and came downstairs,” said a resident who lives a few doors down from the shooting.

He said when he looked outside he saw several people outside screaming. He said people at the scene were saying a female had been shot in the head.

Police said the woman and two others were inside a silver Chevrolet Impala when she was shot. No other injuries were reported.

Paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue took the victim to Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital. She was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City because of the severity of her injuries, but she later died, police said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Iowa City.

Police investigators blocked off the intersections and searched the Impala, which had a flat rear tire and bullet holes in the back.

It was the third homicide this year and the latest in a string of shootings.

Otavious Brown, 21, was shot and killed while standing outside in the 800 block of Logan Avenue on July 17.

Four people have been charged in his death.

Then on Oct. 26, 35-year-old William Frazier Barnes Jr. was shot in the leg while driving in the area of Willow and Beech streets. No arrests have been made in that case.

A week later, on Nov. 1, Darrell Deshay Lanier, 22, was shot in the area of Rhey and Franklin streets as he was walking home.

He died in the hospital several days later. No arrests have been made.


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