Chicago Area Mother Shot On Wisconsin Interstate has Died
UPDATE: Sauk County Sheriff's Office confirmed to CBS the woman who was shot while driving home from the Wisconsin Dells has died.
ORIGINAL: (CBS Chicago) – A serial shooting suspect injured a Chicago area woman while she and her family were driving home from the Wisconsin Dells over the weekend.
The man who opened fire on Tracy Czaczkowski’s vehicle Sunday was already wanted for shooting and killing a man earlier that day, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Czaczkowski’s husband was driving their family, including two young children, home from Dells on Interstate 90/94 when the suspect passed in a Chervolet Blazer, rolled down his window and fired three rounds at the other vehicle, police said.
The gunman eventually was shot by police on I-90/94, an encounter caught on video.
Czaczkowski, 44, was hit in the neck. A family friend says she was on life support Monday.
Authorities in Wisconsin believe the shooting of the family’s car was random.
The suspect was linked to the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in West Allis.
DEA Released this statement:
We are sad to announce just days before Mother’s Day the passing of Tracy Czaczkowski. Tracy passed away due to injuries received from a gunshot wound on May 01, 2016, while traveling on I-90, returning from a weekend family trip. Tracy was a loving wife of 15 years, a mother of two tender age children, daughter and good friend to all. Tracy’s husband has been a DEA employee for 11 years in service to his community and country. The family is asking for privacy in this difficult time. The family would like thank everyone for their prayers and out pouring of support for Tracy. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. Those wishing to assist the children with future needs such as funding for education are asked to visit the Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com under the Czaczkowski Family Fund.