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Buckeye woman dies after being struck in chest with stray bullet

The approximate area where 24-year-old Kami Gilstrap was when she was struck. (Google Maps photo)

PHOENIX — A woman who was struck in the chest by a stray bullet in a west Phoenix suburb has died from her injuries.

According to Det. Tamela Skaggs with the Buckeye Police Department, 24-year-old Kami Gilstrap was in the desert area off of Miller Road and Tonopah Salome Highway when she was shot in the chest around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Gilstrap was then taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries.

Skaggs said the area that Gilstrap was in is popular for recreational shooting and “hundreds of people” were shooting in the area at the time of the incident.

Skaggs said a suspect has not been identified yet “due to the amount of people in the area” and that she was unsure of the type of bullet that the victim was shot with.

In a statement to ABC15, the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona said it was “working closely with local authorities” for the investigation.

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