Suburban Woman Shot in Drive-by Shooting While Returning From Wisconsin Dells With Family

An Illinois woman on her way home from the Wisconsin Dells with her family was shot in what is believed to have been a random drive-by shooting on a Wisconsin interstate, authorities said Monday. 

The 44-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle driving on Interstate 90/94 near mile post 95 in Sauk County when a gunman fired three times into the car as it attempted to pass the shooter’s Chevy Blazer, according to NBC affiliate station in Madison WMTV.

The woman, identified by family as Tracy Czaczkowski of Buffalo Grove, was traveling with her husband and two kids at the time of the shooting. She was taken to at an area hospital Sunday where she was listed in very critical condition. No other injuries were reported. 

The alleged shooter was stopped on the interstate near DeForest using spike strips and was ultimately shot by two Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly refused to drop his gun, according to WMTV. His condition was not immediately known.

The gunman is also suspected in a West Allis, Wisconsin homicide that happened hours before the reported drive-by. 

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported the woman had been pronounced dead. The woman, however, was listed in critical condition. 

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