Woman shot in head while driving to work in Orange County

Victim taken to Orlando hospital for treatment

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman was shot in the head while driving to work early Monday in Orange County, according to sheriff's deputies.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. on Balboa Drive near Pine Hills Road, north of State Road 50 in Pine Hills.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the woman was driving west on Balboa when someone opened fire from a car traveling in the opposite direction.

The woman was struck in the head and suffered a non-life-threatening injury, deputies said. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Authorities initially said the woman was critically hurt.

Few details are known about the shooter.

"All we have is that it was a white vehicle (in which the shooter was traveling)," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Melvin Huggins said. It was before the sun came up, so it was dark. All she was able to advise is that it was a white vehicle."

Huggins said the victim's vehicle was towed and will be scoured for evidence.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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