GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor, motorists said they are keeping an eye out, but they are not avoiding the interstates.
“It worries me,” said Greeley resident Ashley White, 23, as she fueled up her car at a gas station in Greeley. She said she did not think the shooting would cause her to change her driving habits or make her steer clear of I-25.
Investigators are still trying to determine if the Wednesday incident is linked to two other possible vehicle shootings. So far, authorities have not named any suspects.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, and Loveland police are investigating.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith urged drivers to be aware and report suspicious behavior.
“We don’t want people to overreact, but we don’t want them to under-react either,” Smith said.
The unidentified woman was able to pull her vehicle to the side of the highway and call 911 after she was shot. The shooting happened at the same time as a spate of reports of drivers in northern Colorado having their windows shattered as they were driving. However, in those instances, no bullets have been recovered.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Moore said he couldn’t release the caliber of the bullet used in the shooting near Windsor because doing so could compromise the investigation. However, he said the shooting appears to be a random attack.
“There’s no motive for why someone would shoot this young lady,” he said.
He also said he didn’t have an official update on her condition, but he said she was recovering and well enough to be interviewed by investigators.
“At this point, I would say that she is doing well under the circumstances,” he told the Greeley Tribune.
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