The woman shot on I-94 in Sauk County after a Wisconsin Dells vacation with her family, has died.
Police confirm Tracy Czaczkowski, 44, was the the victim of a random drive-by shooting on the highway - caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"You think if they would've just left an hour earlier or later, this wouldn't have happened," says neighbor Kevin Zucker. "How are her kids going to handle this? This is going to affect the rest of their lives."
"It's horrifying," adds neighbor Meg Nakamura. "All we can do is pray for her family. That they will find the strength to get through this."
Tracy was with her husband and two young children Sunday evening, on their way home to the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, when she was shot in the neck.
It happened on I-94 near Lake Delton in Sauk County. Witnesses say a man, later identified as 20-year-old Zachary Hays, was randomly shooting at cars.
Tracy was caught in the crossfire. Her husband, Greg, pulled over and tried to save her. He's an 11-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). His department said: "Tracy was a loving wife of 15 years, a mother of two young children, a daughter and good friend to all. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and outpouring of support."
Hays was eventually shot and wounded by responding law enforcement officers. His two older brothers were with him in the car, and are also in police custody.
Police were already looking for Hays that day. He was wanted for fatally shooting his neighbor, Gabriel Sanchez, early Sunday morning. The 42-year-old's wife and children where there when it happened in their apartment at 92nd and Lincoln in West Allis. Hays took off, and a manhunt ensued.
Unfortunately, it took another tragedy before police were able to catch up with Hays on I-94.
Hays is still at UW Hospital in Madison, under police supervision.