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A mother of two from north suburban Buffalo Grove was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting on a Wisconsin highway. (WLS)

A mother of two from north suburban Buffalo Grove was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting. Tracy Czaczkowski and her family were heading home from Wisconsin Dells.

ABC7 Eyewitness News received audio recordings of a dispatcher sending emergency crews to save her life.

Dispatcher: "...for a person that was shot in a drive-by shooting. Shot in the throat. Unresponsive."

Czaczkowski was in the passenger seat of her family's SUV with her husband and their children when police said their vehicle was targeted at random.

The 20-year-old suspect and his two brothers pulled up to the SUV on I-90/94 near Lake Delton, Wisconsin. He fired three shots at the family's vehicle. One bullet lodged in the passenger-side door. The other hit Czaczkowski in the neck.

Her husband and two children were not hurt.

Cell-phone video shows a rescue helicopter making an emergency landing on the highway. Czaczkowski was airlifted to the hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

For nearly 20 miles, police say the suspect and his two brothers sped down Wisconsin roads. Witnesses said they were throwing out beer cans before police used road spikes to stop them.

"He starts chucking beers out the window at us, and then I put my head down to take down his license plate, and he started shooting," said Gjuana Huewitt, a witness.

Police caught up with the suspects and shot the alleged gunman. He's recovering in the hospital and has not yet been charged with any crime.
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