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Woman shot and killed while driving in Phoenix

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 09, 2021

PHOENIX — A woman has died after being shot near 7th Avenue and Beardsley Road Thursday afternoon.

Phoenix police say officers were called to the area Thursday afternoon after 38-year-old Stella Montes was shot and crashed into a wall.

According to police, Montes was driving in the area when she was shot by a person in another vehicle.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive.

Police say Montes was driving when she was shot by someone in another vehicle after a reported "traffic altercation."

No suspect information is available at this time.

If anyone was in the area at the time of the incident or has information, they are asked to call the Phoenix Police Department. If they would like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, they can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.