Akeila Ware

UPDATE (CBS46) -- Deputies have arrested the suspected shooter who allegedly killed a pregnant woman in Troup County Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities located the wanted person in Cumberland County, North Carolina on Thursday. Very limited details have been released at this time. The Troup County Sheriff's Office is set to deliver an update on this case Friday morning. 

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UPDATE (CBS46) — A pregnant woman is dead after an incident earlier today on Highway 18 near East Drummond Road.

Troup County Sheriff's Office says they were dispatched to the area at 12:49 p.m. for a "single vehicle accident" with possible injuries.

When they arrived, they found an unresponsive woman in the car's driver seat and what appeared to be multiple bullet holes in the side of the car.

pregnant woman shot in troup

Courtesy of Troup County Sheriff's Office

The woman was transported to a Columbus area hospital in critical condition, where she died shortly after arrival. Police say the child also died. 

Investigators and troopers with Georgia State Patrol believe a second vehicle was involved and the shooting occurred near the intersection of Highway 18 and Whitesville Road. The second vehicle is believed to be a silver Nissan car with possible front-end damage.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Akeila Ware of LaGrange. The Georgia State Patrol is responsible for the crash investigation portion of this case and anyone with information about this crime is asked to call our Criminal Investigation Division at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Initial story below

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TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- An investigation is underway near a highway in Troup County Tuesday afternoon. 

Troup County Sheriff's deputies are advising commuters to avoid Highway 18 between Whitesville Road and West Drummond Road as they investigate the area. 

Very limited details are available at this time, stay with CBS46 News as this story develops. 

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