Denver police are on the lookout for a person who shot and killed an elderly woman while she was driving on Interstate 70 earlier this month.

The victim, identified as, 61-year-old Kim Phok, was killed after the vehicle she was driving was shot multiple times by an unknown person.

The Denver police officers received a call on April 20 early morning from an unnamed employee of the Safeway distribution center, who was on her way to work, reporting about hearing gunshots in the area of I-70 and Colorado Boulevard.

The officers reached the location to find Phok in her car. She told the officers that she was experiencing severe stomach pain. On examination, officers found she was bleeding with a gunshot wound.

“Her vehicle had been shot multiple times on the driver’s side of the vehicle,” Denver Police Department Lt. Matt Clark said.

She was rushed to the Denver Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The woman was under treatment for several days before she was pronounced dead on Friday (April 24).

Her son, Chhom Seng, reported that his mother was on her way to work when the terrifying incident occurred.

“Why would anyone so kind and so gentle have enemies? It just doesn’t make any sense,” Seng told local media. “It’s really hard, She had three grandchildren. She loved them so much and they loved her. It has been really rough on them."

“The motive for this shooting is not known and an offender has not been identified at this point,” Clark said. “Questions have arisen regarding whether a biased motivated opponent to this shooting incident.”

The officers said Phok was driving a white 2009 Acura MDX which had tinted windows. Police were reviewing footage from the nearby business stores and traffic cameras. They have requested anybody with a dash camera driving through the area during the time of the incident to please turn it in.

Persons with any information regarding the incident are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at: 720-913-7867. The office said tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

“If anyone had seen anything, anything in the area at all, just please let the police know,” Seng said. “Just the color of a car, whether a car may have been speeding past you at that time, just anything, any little thing can help.”

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