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Man charged in drive-by shooting of a woman in West Palm Beach

UPDATE:  West Palm Beach police say that Gregory L. Dickerson has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of Melissa Mitchell.


A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday, according to West Palm Beach police.

Investigators say someone in a car shot the woman around 1 p.m. along the 1300 block of 8th Street.

A man who was in the area returned fire at the vehicle.

The driver was hit and crashed near Gaines Park.

He was transported to the hospital for surgery.

Police say this was a domestic-related homicide. 

Wednesday police identified the woman as 32-year-old Melissa Mitchell.

Neighbors say Melissa had a child in elementary school--- and just finished a job interview before she was shot.

"She's a real nice lady She took care of her son. Independent mother. She took care of business,” said neighbor Kyle Roney.

The man who was shot has not been named and remains in critical condition.

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