New Jersey woman killed in attempted robbery of Lyft riders

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New Jersey police are searching for a man accused of the shooting death of a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft on Wednesday night.

Officials say the unknown assailant jumped into the back of the car in Trenton and demanded money from the passengers.

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A gunshot was fired and the suspect fled as the Lyft driver sped off.

Amber Dudley was struck in the torso. She was then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

No further names have been provided.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.