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Taylon Nichelle Celestine goes on a shooting spree in Florida (Photo: Holmes County Sheriff's Office/Shutterstock)
  • Taylon Nichelle Celestine went on a highway shooting spree.
  • She blamed the eclipse.
  • What was she trying to do?

A young woman unleashed terror on a Florida highway after the solar eclipse.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine must now face the consequences of her actions after saying she received a message from God.

Now the investigation into the incident continues into the frightening incident.

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Taylon Nichelle Celestine blames the eclipse for her shooting spree

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Taylon Nichelle Celestine / PHOTO: Holmes County Sheriff’s Office

A woman caused terror on the interstate with an AR-15 and a 9 millimeter handgun.

She began shooting at other drivers on the highway that connects Washington County, Florida, with Alabama.

Two men were hit by bullets, according to police.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine, 22, is a resident of Georgia and was visiting Florida to view the eclipse.

Taylon said she received a message from God

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Before leaving her hotel, she told employees there what she was planning, according to the police report.

Without giving them details about where she was going, Celestine got into a Dodge Challenger with Georgia plates, and headed west.

A few minutes passed before she sparked a police pursuit on Interstate 10.

Drivers began to call 911 about the terrifying incident.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine shocked police

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Officers responded to a report of an active shooter in Holmes County, located about 100 miles northeast of Pensacola, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement.

Five miles before entering I-10, the suspect had allegedly left the first victim in her wake.

She fired multiple shots at another vehicle traveling along the interstate, hitting the passing car several times.

One of the bullets grazed the driver’s arm and the glass fragments from the window caused some injuries.

Was she trying to kill people?

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The victim was able to park in a safe place on the side of the road where they waited for first aid.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine continued speeding down the highway.

At mile 107 she began shooting again, hitting a another person in the neck.

That person was rushed to the hospital.

Nobody stopped her!

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Taylon Nichelle Celestine continued her journey to the 96 mile marker.

There she attempted to make a U-turn to return to I-10, but was intercepted by police. She surrendered peacefully and laid down her weapons.

During a search of her vehicle, officers allegedly found and removed an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun.

Where she obtained the weapons is still under investigation.

Taylon Nichelle Celestine has been charged with attempted murder

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Taylon Nichelle Celestine was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper discharge of a firearm.

She was transported to the Holmes County Jail where she remains in custody.

The Florida Highway Patrol did not provide details about their interrogation, nor about Celestine’s mental state.

More information is expected to be revealed in the coming hours.

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