DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police believe a stray bullet killed a woman found in her car with a gunshot wound to her head.
Police said Saturday that 55-year-old Barbara Perry, of Des Moines, was hit by a bullet fired from an area west of where she parked her car in the lot of a Family Dollar Store.
Homicide detectives don’t believe Perry was the intended target.
Perry was found in her car Friday and taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No arrests had been made Saturday.
Perry’s death is the city’s 10th homicide this year. It was the second shooting in Des Moines on Friday after an 18-year-old man was shot in the Highland Park neighborhood around noon. Police say he was hospitalized in stable condition.