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Police: Pregnant woman killed in drive-by shooting in front of husband, daughter in Clearwater

Woman fatally shot on Belleair Rd. in Clearwater
Posted at 9:45 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 05:42:24-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Clearwater police are searching for a shooter who killed a 30-year-old woman in a drive-by shooting.

Police say four people were driving southbound on Scranton Avenue in a Nissan Sentra on Sunday around 8:15 p.m. Elizabeth Rosado was riding in the front passenger seat of the Nissan when she was shot and killed. 

Three other people, including her husband and their 10-year-old daughter, were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. No one else was injured.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white car. No information was provided about the driver or whether there were passengers inside.

After the shooting, the Nissan ended up two blocks away on Belleair Road, where Clearwater police launched an investigation.

Elizabeth Rosado's husband, Javier, spoke with ABC Action News Monday morning. He said Elizabeth was expecting. They celebrated their 1st year wedding anniversary in October.

"We were looking into building a life and getting a house somewhere nearby," Javier Rosado said.

The family lived in Palm Harbor and authorities said they were in the Clearwater neighborhood dropping someone off.

Javier Rosado described the frantic moments when his wife was killed. He said they were trying to get around a car that had stopped on a speed bump when they were targeted.

"I thought somebody threw a firecracker at the car and then my daughter was screaming that her ears were ringing. I tried to get out of there as quickly as possible, you wife is very skittish -like she would scream a lot at those situations- and she wasn't screaming," Javier Rosado said.

If anyone has any information about the case, they need to call the Clearwater Police Department.