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Woman shot on All American Expressway in Fayetteville

Posted March 28, 2011 4:40 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2011 1:30 p.m. EDT

— Police closed the All American Expressway from Fort Bragg south to Fayetteville Monday after a woman was shot shortly before 3 p.m.

Investigators said a man and woman were traveling south together on the freeway in a black GMC Yukon when they got into a minor wreck, spun out of control and landed on the median.

Police responded to the scene after a shots-fired call and found Frances Marie Del Valle Sanchez, 21, who had been shot, on the ground outside the vehicle. The man, who has been identified as a Fort Bragg solider, was in the driver's seat.

"The woman was shot, it appears, outside of the vehicle," said Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts. He added that the wreck seems to have taken place before the shooting.

The driver was detained for questioning. The woman was taken to the Cape Fear Valley Hospital and was listed in critical condition early Tuesday. No other details were released.