An aspiring model who had only recently moved to Atlanta was shot on her way to work on Monday and is reportedly on life support.
Kelsey Quayle, 28, moved to Atlanta from California just two months ago to pursue her modeling career. She was on her way to her job at a dentist's office when a bullet struck her in the neck, according to FOX 5 in Atlanta. She was then involved in a multi-car wreck after she lost control of her car and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
First responders didn’t realize that Quayle was shot until she was transported to a nearby hospital, according to FOX 5. At first, they thought it was a standard car crash.
Family members told FOX 5 that the injury severed the aspiring model’s spinal cord at the base of her brain, causing catastrophic brain damage. Police believe the gunshot injury caused Quayle to lose control, FOX 5 reports. It's not clear if anyone else was injured in the collision.
No arrests have been made and police have not identified any suspects or person of interests. Police are currently looking at surveillance cameras in the area to look for leads, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
"I just want to know who did this. It's ridiculous. She didn't deserve this,” Kayleigh Quayle, sister of Kelsey Quayle told FOX 5. “'Right now a theory would be road rage, or maybe just a crossfire maybe but we just have so many unanswered questions.”
The family has gathered to discuss taking Quayle off life support but a decision has not yet been reported, according to FOX 5.
People flocked to Quayle’s Instagram, which is full of modeling photographs, to pay their respects and post memories of Quayle.
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