Woman, 26, is fighting for her life after being shot in the head on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in the head while driving on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

Ronni Newt, 26, was meeting with friends last Saturday when she was shot and killed on the 101 northbound at White Oak Avenue around 5pm.

“She said she’d be back in a few hours because we were decorating our tree,” said Francine Webster, Ronni’s mother.

Newt’s parents have been by her side every day since the shooting at a Northridge hospital.

“That’s the call you never want to get. That’s the thing you’re afraid of as a parent,” said Robert Newt, the victim’s father. “I pray every night for my children to be protected.”

Police suspect the shooting may have been a traffic incident.

“It baffles me that anything could be said that could actually make you pull out a gun and shoot someone,” Robert Newt said.

California Highway Patrol officials responded after a passerby found Newt wounded in their black Audi sedan.

Loved ones described Newt as someone who can light up a room.

“She has a lot of personality. She knows what she wants,” Webster said. “She’s very direct and she has a lot of life.”

The family is asking for the public’s help and is offering a reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

“If you’ve seen anything… something strange, something out of the ordinary. If you’ve seen the color of the car, if you’ve seen the make of the car – no clue is too small,” said Robert Newt.

Family and friends are praying that she will recover.

“She has a big heart, she cares, she cares a lot,” Webster said. “There are a lot of people who love her, who support her, who want whoever did this to her arrested.”

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