(LAS VEGAS) — The family of the woman who was gunned down in front of her home following a road rage incident is grieving their loss and expressing sadness that her young grandchild will grow up without her.
Tammy Meyers died Saturday night after being shot late Thursday evening, authorities said.
Meyers, 44, had four children and one grandchild, and now the family is grappling with what their life will be like without her.
Meyer’s son Matthew Meyer, 20, told ABC News that his son is only 14 months old “and now I’ve got to deal with my son growing up without knowing his grandmother.”
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the family had been celebrating Matthew Meyer’s birthday just hours before the shooting.
Meyers had taken her daughter, whose name has not been released, on Thursday night as part of her practice before getting her driver’s license.
The driving lesson reportedly took place at a nearby school and while it is unclear what actually happened with the other driver, something prompted the suspect to follow Meyers and her daughter home.
When Meyers got out of the car at her home, someone started shooting and her 15-year-old ran inside, authorities said. The teen did not witness the shooting.
According to the family’s GoFundMe page, Meyers worked as a nurse and dedicated herself to “selflessly helping others in need,” even after death, though she is not registered in the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Her relatives decided to donate her organs “and providing the gift of life to those in need.”
Public records show she previously lived in California, but she is not listed on that state’s registry of nurses either.
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