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Woman shot to death in pickup truck

11:36 AM, Nov 27, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A woman was fatally shot in the front seat of a pickup truck in West Midtown Atlanta Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at around 11 p.m.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Ricardo Vasquez said the victim was one of three people inside the truck.

The woman was hit in the chest, according to Vasquez. The truck driver pulled into a Chevron/Circle K gas station on Northside Drive near North Avenue and called for help.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Her name was not released.

Police have not identified the suspect or a motive. Initial reports indicated the truck stopped to pick up a hitchhiker; Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon later said no hitchhiker was involved. He also said police do not believe the shooting was a random act of violence.

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