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Police ID woman killed in crash, shooting

Police identify woman killed in crash, shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Metro police have identified the woman who died after a crash and a shooting on the city’s northwest side Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Jane Waughfield, 40, died as a result of her injuries. The coroner’s office has not yet released her cause of death.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the area of West 30th Street and Lafayette Road just after 9:30 a.m for a report of a person shot.

Police said Waughfield was shot at some point which then led to the crash. A male driver, in the other vehicle, was also taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Family and friends gathered to release balloons and light candles in her memory Wednesday night. Over the last 24 hours they’ve been grieving and looking for answers.

Police haven’t named a suspect or a motive, but said the shooting was targeted. Since Waughfield’s death, social media speculation has focused on a video Waughfield posted to Facebook just 24 hours before her death. In the video she said someone was threatening her life.

Authorities have been asked directly if social media played a role in Waughfield’s killing, but they have not commented on the suggestion.

A vigil for Waughfield was scheduled to start at 19th and Lafayette around 6:30 Wednesday night.

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