By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (KDKA) -- A Butler County native living and working as a nurse in Tennessee was shot and killed while driving to work.
Caitlyn Kaufman was shot and killed while driving down Interstate 440 in Nashville on Thursday night, Nashville police said in a release. The Butler County native worked at St. Thomas West Hospital.
Law enforcement says an officer spotted Kaufman's vehicle on the side of the road around 9 p.m. and discovered that Kaufman was shot. She died at the scene, officials say.
Police believe the shooting happened between 6 and 6:30 p.m. while Kaufman was on her way to the hospital for her 7 p.m. shift.
Kaufman graduated from Butler Senior High School before attending Clarion University, where she was a member of the women's swimming and diving team.
Clarion University Athletics released a statement on Facebook, saying:
Clarion University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Caitlyn Kaufman. Caitlyn embodied all of the characteristics of a model student-athlete while a member of the women's swimming & diving team. She was a tenacious competitor, a supportive teammate and a dedicated student.
Our thoughts remain with Caitlyn's family as well as her former teammates and coaches during this incredibly difficult time.
A motive in the killing is not known, and Kaufman's killer is still at large. Police are investigating.
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