Woman shot in southeast Austin road rage incident dies nearly 3 days later

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The woman who was left in critical condition after a southeast Austin road rage incident over the weekend has now died, according to the Austin Police Department.

Police identified her as Miranda Gloria Lopez, 21. Her family raised an additional $2,000 to contribute to the reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest, bringing the total to $3,000.

Police said the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Saturday near Todd Lane and South Pleasant Valley Road. Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting, but do not believe Lopez knew the shooter or shooters.

During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, a homicide detective said the suspect may have driven a dark-colored sedan that was last seen heading westbound on East St. Elmo Road.

APD releases photos of suspected vehicle in southeast Austin road rage incident that killed woman (APD Photo)
APD releases photos of suspected vehicle in southeast Austin road rage incident that killed woman (APD Photo)

Detectives are also looking to speak with a potential witness who may have seen the shooting. On Tuesday, police said surveillance video showed a dark red or maroon SUV, possibly a Ford or GM, in the area.

Police are also looking to speak with a potential witness to the road rage incident that took place in southeast Austin (APD Photo)
Police are also looking to speak with a potential witness to the road rage incident that took place in southeast Austin (APD Photo)

Officers and Austin-Travis County medics responded to Lark Creek Drive, following a 911 call reporting the incident Saturday night. Police say the Lopez, who was shot, was being cared for by family members and neighbors at the Lark Creek Drive location. She was taken to a local hospital where she was reported to be in critical condition up until her death.

Surveillance video of the cars are available to watch online from the department.

Investigators ask anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS, email homicide.apd@austintexas.gov or call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (512) 472-8477 (TIPS). Tips may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone or Android.

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