SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An assistant Head Start preschool teacher was fatally shot Friday in her car in a school parking lot in the Salt Lake City area, police said.
A 70-year-old woman, being held in the shooting, allegedly fired several shots before reloading and firing several more about 3:30 p.m. as the driver began to pull off in the parking lot of the Hal J. Schultz Salt Lake CAP Head Start school, the Deseret News reported.
The victim, 34, had not been identified pending notification of relatives. She had taught at the school five years, said Erin Trenbeath-Murray, director of Salt Lake Community Action Program, which operates the school.
Unified Police Lt. Don Hutson said the suspect fired a .38-caliber revolver from close range then dropped her gun and called 911. A 911 operator asked the woman why she fired the gun, Hutson said.
"I don't know, and that's all I'm going to say," she replied, he said.
No students were in the school.
Police were trying to determine whether any connection existed between the shooter and victim or if the slaying was random.
Hutson said the suspect, whose most recent address is Taylorsville, Utah, was not cooperating.
The federally funded CAP Head Start serves low-income children ages 3-5.