A 30-year-old councilwoman in the borough of Sayreville, New Jersey, was shot and killed in her car on Wednesday, according to authorities.
Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican councilwoman, was found by authorities with multiple gunshot wounds just after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Middlesex County officials. The vehicle then took off down the road and crashed into other parked vehicles, the affiliate reported.
Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said she was “shocked and saddened” to learn of Dwumfour’s death, saying she was “taken from us by a despicable criminal act.”
“Beyond her dedication to our community, I can share that she was a woman of deep faith and worked hard to integrate her strong Christian beliefs into her daily life as a person and a community leader,” the mayor said. “On a personal note, I can’t adequately express my feeling of sorrow at the loss of a friend.”
Officials said the investigation is ongoing and they do not have a motive at this time.