Woman driving on 6th Avenue Freeway is shot in west Denver overnight

A woman driving on the Sixth Avenue Freeway toward the Interstate 25 exchange early Saturday morning was shot and police are investigating the incident.

The shooting happened at about 2:35 a.m. and the frightened driver kept driving and exited the highway, said Kurt Barnes, a Denver police spokesman.

She was eventually pulled over by an officer on Speer Boulevard near I-25 because she was driving “a bit erratic,” Barnes said.

Investigators have determined that a shot was fired at the vehicle on Sixth Avenue, passing through a window of the vehicle and then through the driver’s seat headrest, Barnes said. The woman, who was in the vehicle with her husband, pulled the bullet out of her hair.

She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, Barnes said. Her injury is not life-threatening.

Investigators do not know who fired the shot. “It was a random act,” Barnes said.

Police urge nearby residents and drivers who use the busy stretch of highway to be alert and report any suspicious activity.


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