30-year-old woman shot while driving Orange County

Victim told deputies she was followed then shot

Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.
Orange County Sheriff's Office cruiser.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 30-year-old woman was shot early Monday in Orange County as she was driving home, deputies said.

The shooting happened around 12:25 a.m. on West. 13th Street.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the area and found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was driving when her vehicle was hit by gunfire, according to the report.

According to the incident report, the woman said before she was shot she noticed a vehicle driving fast east on 18th Street toward Clarcona Road and when she turned left on 13th Street the same vehicle followed her.

She told deputies she heard what sounded like a firework and saw sparks coming from the vehicle behind her before she felt pain in her arm. She drove off the road and hit a tree, according to the report.

The vehicle with the shooter or shooters left the scene.

The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said.

The victim spoke with detectives at the hospital and said she does not have any reason to believe someone would try and harm her.

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