MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Family and friends honored a woman who was shot on I-270 in an apparent case of road rage.
After clinging to life for four days, Brandi Zamora died. Her loved ones gathered outside the Motel 6 on Dorsett Rd. for a vigil Wednesday.
Each person stood in a circle and shared the reasons they loved her.
"In the short time she was here, she made her life a true blessing," one woman said.
Many of them are part of the Missouri Network, which is a group that helps people who are struggling with addiction. Friends say Zamora had come a long way and was in a position to help others.
"She just hugged me and she told me that she's there for me and that she would like to sponsor me and I told her for sure I would let her sponsor me," Zamora's friend Nicolina Aggugelo said.
At the vigil, people held hands, held candles, and released balloons. They wrapped their arms around Zamora’s brother, Dan Zamora.
"I know wherever she would go, she touched a lot of people," Dan Zamora said. "She was very strong and she had an amazing heart. She may have had a tough exterior but you got in there and she was so soft."
Zamora's friends say she was in the passenger seat when a man driving a silver, four-door car began to follow them on I-270 between 367 and Halls Ferry. They say he fired four shots.
"I couldn't believe it," Dan Zamora said. "It wasn't real. It still isn't real."
Tuesday, Brandi died in the hospital. She was only 31.
"When I saw her lying in the bed, she had an aura around her that was complete peace," one woman said. "Please catch the person that did this."
The Major Case Squad is investigating the shooting as a homicide. Police are searching for the driver and the car.