MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The woman shot while driving in Northwest Miami-Dade County Friday night has died.
Authorities announced the death of Melissa Gonzalez, 22, on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gonzalez was shot while driving southbound on I-95, near the 79th Street exit in the West Little River neighborhood of Northwest Miami-Dade County.
Gonzalez’s passenger, identified by FHP has 26-year-old Julian Cortina, heard the gunfire, looked over and saw she had been hurt.
They pulled onto the shoulder of the I-95 express lanes and called for help.
A massive traffic backup on I-95 finally eased up Saturday morning, after investigators reopened all lanes on the busy highway.
The southbound lanes of I-95 at Northwest 79th Street, which had been shut down overnight, were reopened at approximately 5:30 a.m.
FHP is trying to determine whether the victim was targeted or if she was hit by a stray bullet.
Authorities said Cortina advised the gunshots came from inside a dark colored vehicle.
The investigation continues.