Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft.

Mercer County prosecutors say the incident began when the unknown assailant hopped into the back of the car Wednesday night in Trenton and demanded the passengers' money.

A gunshot was fired and the suspect fled as the Lyft driver sped off.

Police say 27-year-old Amber Dudley was struck in the torso. The Collingswood woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the names of the Lyft driver or Dudley's fellow passengers.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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