Authorities in Canada say a 21-year-old woman is facing charges related to an early morning traffic incident on Friday that left two people injured from gunshot wounds.
According to the Toronto Sun, the woman was allegedly driving near Moss Point in Ontario at around 1 a.m. Friday when she jumped out of her vehicle and retrieved a shotgun from the trunk.
According to 51 Division Detective Sgt. Scott Spratt, a “verbal altercation” allegedly broke out “in the intersection between a 21-year-old pedestrian and the 21-year-old driver of a vehicle.”
The incident reportedly occurred near Shuter Street and George Street, according to police.
“The driver exited her vehicle, went to the trunk and removed a shotgun,” according to Spratt. “The driver then pointed the shotgun at the pedestrian and began to shoot the pedestrian.”
A 69-year-old riding a bicycle nearby was reportedly also hit by the blast.
After opening fire in the street, investigators say the woman put the shotgun back in her trunk and drove away from the scene.
Authorities were able to identify Cassandra Beckett-Benjamin, of Toronto, as a suspect a short time later and obtained a warrant to search her home.
During that search, police reportedly found cash, drugs and paraphernalia, which they seized as evidence.
Beckett-Benjamin was arrested early Saturday morning.
She is expected to face a litany of criminal charges including attempted murder, assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with the intent to wound or endanger others, possessing an unauthorized gun, possession of drugs, and possession of the criminal proceeds.
[Featured image: Cassandra Beckett-Benjamin, Toronto Police]