Woman fatally shot in head while in passenger seat of car

Woman was fatally shot to death while in passenger seat of car

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Authorities urge citizens to call CRIMESTOPPERS if they have any information about the deadly shooting of a woman.

The incident happened around 1am on Sunday, September 22 on West Campanella Dr.

Preliminary information suggests that the female victim was a passenger of a vehicle when she was shot in the head. The male driver tells investigators that that the pair was driving down West Campanella Dr. when he heard gunfire, and saw that the female was critically injured. He then called 911 and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital.

The female was pronounced dead by this afternoon.

Columbia Police Department Investigators have collected evidence from the scene and are investigating circumstances surrounding the shooting, including a motive.

â??The violence must end,â?? said Interim Police Chief Rueben Santiago. â??The person (or persons) responsible for this senseless death will be caught and held accountable for what has happened. CPD Investigators are gathering information and it is only a matter of time before someone is charged with murder."

Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC with information regarding this case.