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'It is just a bad situation': Dublin woman shot by boyfriend while driving

The Dublin Police Department says Kierra Range was shot in the back while driving.

DUBLIN, Ga. — A woman was shot in the back while driving in Dublin Wednesday. 13WMAZ spoke to the police chief to get new information about the investigation. 

"Well, I said, 'Not again,' you know? 'Not again,'" said Dublin resident Eugene Smith.

Smith says he is still in shock after hearing the news about the shooting. 

"You know, every two months, every three months, if it is not in this area, it is on the other side of town," Smith said. 

On Wednesday afternoon, police say Kierra Range was shot in the back while driving. Officers found Range in a Nissan Altima at South Decatur and Dixie streets.

"She advised officers that her boyfriend shot her on Dixie Street as she was leaving that area," Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatman said. 

According to an incident report we obtained officers found a bullet hole in the back of the seat and trunk of Range's car.

"What we know at this present time is that it was a domestic situation. She was trying to get out of that relationship and it just went bad," Chatman said.

Chatman says officers are searching for the suspect and plan to charge him as an adult.

"We are proud that she survived her injuries, it is just a bad situation," Chatman said. 

While the investigation continues, Smith hopes everyone comes together to curb youth violence. 

"It takes a community to come in and help move out all this violence. It takes all of us, these kids do not know where they are headed," Smith said. 

If you have any information on the case, you can call the Dublin Police Department at (478) - 277-5023. If you or anyone you know needs help getting out a dangerous relationship, you can call 1-800-799-7233 or click here for help.

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