Two people on motorcycles were shot on Interstate 4 early Friday during a gun battle between members of two motorcycle gangs, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
A woman who was riding on the back of one motorcycle was shot in the head and thrown from the bike, Judd said. She died Friday, the Sheriff’s office announced Saturday.
A second motorcyclist was shot in the back.
The incident occurred just after midnight in the eastbound lanes of I-4 just west of U.S. 27. Judd said 38-year-old Ronald Donovan was driving a motorcycle and that his 33-year-old girlfriend was riding with him.
Judd said Donovan is in the motorcycle gang Sin City Deciples. A member of another motorcycle gang, the Thug Riders, passed him and Donovan fired and hit the man, who is 36, in the back.
The man returned fire and hit Donovan’s girlfriend in the head. Judd said he