A woman was shot and killed Tuesday in what police are calling a road rage incident.
Police were called around 12:10 a.m. about a possible shooting in the 5600 block of Winslow Avenue in East Dallas, according to a news release.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman in a vehicle with a single gunshot wound. She died at the scene.
The victim, identified by authorities as 30-year-old Nancy Aguilar, was allegedly shot while driving in the 5500 block of ERL Thornton Freeway’s access road.
Police believe some kind of incident occurred on the road, resulting in Aguilar and the occupants of another vehicle getting into a verbal altercation. While both cars were traveling eastbound on the access road, the suspects — two black males — shot at the victim’s vehicle, hitting her, police said.
Aguilar crashed her vehicle into a retaining wall at 5606 Winslow Ave. Police said a passenger traveling in her vehicle was uninjured.
Authorities do not have any additional information about the two suspects or their vehicle at this time, but police are checking surveillance cameras in the area, according to WFAA.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Timothy Johnston at 214-671-3523 or by email at [email protected].
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The incident took place in Dallas City Council Member Jesse Moreno’s District 2. Moreno has recently been named The Dallas Express’ Crime Boss of the Month for the Crime Score increase his district saw in February.
However, violent crime is currently up citywide. Murders are up 27% year-to-date over the same period last year, according to a Dallas Police Department crime report.