A 14-year-old person died after being struck by a vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. The female driver, in her early 20s, was found shot inside her vehicle. She was hospitalized in critical condition.
Deputies said a physical confrontation happened “minutes before the accident,” and said the driver was believed to have been involved. Shots were reportedly fired at the driver after* the vehicle struck the teenager.
"We are extremely saddened by the tragedy that resulted from a meaningless fight," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "A child is dead because of the irresponsible actions of adults who engaged in a verbal dispute and allowed it to escalate. Our detectives are processing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working to determine who fired the shots. At this time, no arrests have been made and the motive is under investigation. Those who saw or heard something are urged to come forward."