A woman in the US has been shot and killed in a random act of violence after a minor traffic accident, reigniting the debate for stronger gun laws.
On March 3, Carolyn Tiger, 26, was running errands and preparing for her son William’s eighth birthday party.
Her two sons and one of their friends were in the car when the vehicle was involved in a minor accident. Eye witnesses say Tiger tried to pull over, but another car pinned her in.
Carolyn was shopping for her son’s birthday at the time (Facebook)
Terrified onlookers called authorities as soon as the man trapped Tiger’s car, begging for police to arrive. “Ya’ll need to hurry because he’s going to kill her,” one caller said.
Before words were exchanged, a man emerged from the car, got a rifle out of his boot and shot out Tiger’s tires before shooting her. At the time the three children were sitting in the back seat of the car. They were not injured, according to police.
The man then took off in a light blue Hyundai and has yet to be located.
Once Police arrived they found the mum slumped behind the driver’s wheel. She was rushed to the ER, but was tragically pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Tiger’s heartbroken family have spoken out about the traumatic incident, including her young son who witnessed the shooting.
“She was trying to get me a present for my birthday, and some guy took out a rifle and just shot her somewhere,” the eight-year-old son said.
“If I could ever talk to this man, I would say, ‘If someone ever killed your kids’ mum, how would you feel? You would feel the same way. Think about your kids, would they have a mum?'”
Tiger’s husband has launched a Facebook page to raising money for the family’s three young children as well as for his late wife’s funeral, while at the same time is seeking justice.
“Just pray for our kids and justice for Carolyn,” he wrote.
Tiger’s family members have pleaded for the man to turn himself in.