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Gunman shoots Lyft driver after making her crawl into woods

November 3, 2021 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Lyft driver in Mississippi’s capital city was forced to crawl into the woods, where she was shot and her car stolen, authorities said.

The driver was in surgery Tuesday afternoon after the passenger opened fire and took her vehicle, news outlets reported.

The driver picked up the passenger in Byram and drove him to an address in Jackson, police said. The assailant took the driver from the car and into a wooded area and shot her, Deputy Chief Deric Hearn said.

Police arrested a suspect Tuesday night and charged him with carjacking, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.