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Citrus teen wounded in drive-by shooting

An 18-year-old Citrus County woman was shot in the head early Saturday in what deputies called a drive-by shooting.

The shooting was reported at 2:16 a.m. Saturday. The victim, whose name is not being released, told deputies she was riding in a car when another car pulled alongside on U.S. 41 and County Road 486 in Hernando and opened fire.

The woman was hit by one of at least three shots fired at the vehicle.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the victim was transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, where she was in stable condition Saturday night. The bullet did not penetrate the woman's skull, authorities said.

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