2-Year-Old in Backseat Shoots, Kills Mom

Gun reportedly belonged to security guard boyfriend
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 7:55 AM CDT
2-Year-Old in Backseat Shoots, Kills Mom
Patrice Price   (Facebook)

A young mother of three was fatally shot while driving with her kids on Tuesday. But this was no road-rage shooting, and the bullet came from the seat behind her. Patrice Price, 26, was driving her boyfriend's car on Highway 175 in Milwaukee around 10:30am when she suffered a single gunshot wound to the back, WISN reports. Price's father says her boyfriend, who is a security guard, left a gun in the backseat where Price's 2-year-old son found it and fired into the seat ahead. Price was able to pull the car to the side of the road where bystanders soon gathered.

They pulled Price from the car, which appeared to have two young boys inside, and "started to resuscitate her on the ground," a witness tells Fox 6. "People were panicking and you could tell people were generally trying to help." Another witness tells WTMJ that he saw "a blue sedan that had its door open and it was stopped in the middle of the freeway. And I saw a body lying outside of that." Price was dead when police arrived. "I have a knot in my chest. They won't even let me see my daughter," says Price's father. "I wanted to hold my daughter for one last time." (A pro-gun rights mom survived a similar shooting.)

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