LAS VEGAS (AP) The woman who police say was shot dead while being chased down a street in Las Vegas is identified by her mother-in-law as a mother of two who loved traveling alone.
The woman was killed Wednesday evening in front a home in the Palms neighborhood of Las Vegas, police said.
The home’s name has not been released.
Her name was not released because the investigation is ongoing.
Las Vegas police spokeswoman Jennifer Moreno said the woman was shot multiple times in the back and died on the way to a hospital.
No motive has been released and police did not say if the shooting was an accident or if it was a targeted attack.
Her mother-at-law said in an interview with The Associated Press that she was not surprised by the police response.
“I was expecting something else and I didn’t think it was that serious,” said her mother, who asked that her name not be used because she feared her son’s killers would come after her.
Police did not release details of what led to the shooting.
Her body was found at about 3:15 p.m. by a woman who was inside a home she was investigating.
The man who called 911 said she was fleeing from a man who shot her.
She told dispatchers that she had just driven her vehicle into a parking lot when the gunman opened fire.
Authorities said the shooting took place in the 900 block of Southwest Avenue Northeast, just north of the Las Vegas Strip.
A police spokeswoman said no arrests had been made.
In February, a man fatally shot a man inside a hotel parking lot after a dispute over a $20 bill.
The shooting happened in a hotel suite where hotel security had called to say there had been a shooting.
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old James T. Lee, was later arrested.
The case is the latest in a series of high-profile police shootings across the United States.
On Sunday, a Florida woman was found shot dead outside a house.
In March, a police officer shot and wounded a man in the head while trying to arrest him on a warrant.
And in August, a Texas police officer was shot in the leg during an altercation with a man at a Walmart.
The officer was later released from the hospital.