Woman shot in 'random act of violence'

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after she became the victim of what police are calling a random act of violence.

It happened while the 20-year-old, who is a custodian at Maricopa County Medical Center, was driving home from work at about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The woman was near 35th and Dunlap avenues when she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her arm. She looked down to discover she had been shot.

The woman called 911 and pulled over to wait for help. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be fine.

Video from the scene shows a large hole in the door of the car, just below the driver's side window. The size of that hole suggests a large-caliber weapon.

At this point investigators have very few leads on who might have pulled the trigger. Police are calling the incident a random act of violence.