MARENGO, Ohio (WSPA/WCMH) — A Greenville County woman and a Columbus man died in a string of shootings Sunday night in Ohio.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office stated that just before 7 p.m., Keith Moser of Columbus allegedly tried to steal a car on the northbound ramp off of State Route 61 and Interstate 71.

After shooting at the car, Moser went to a Shell gas station nearby and tried to steal a minivan that was connected to a gas pump, according to the sheriff’s office.

Moser allegedly fired shots and hit Meagan Stanford of Greenville. The sheriff’s office said she was pronounced dead at the scene. Shortly after, Moser then shot at a U-Haul van with a male driver. That driver returned fire then a fight between multiple people ensued.

7NEWS spoke to her daughter and friends.

“I refuse to believe that this is true. My mom was so young, she was only 39. She didn’t get to live her life,” said Alexia Vasquez, the victim’s daughter.

Stanford’s friend, Christina Jackson, said Stanford currently lived in Greenville, but was planning to move to Ohio.

“She was leaving South Carolina to come build a home with her three younger boys and her husband, in Ohio. And was just tragically taken from us,” said Jackson.

Vasquez said her three younger brothers and her mother’s husband saw her get shot.

“My 11-year-old brother called me, in the midst of the panic, and I knew. I knew what was happening the whole time I was on the phone,” said Vasquez.

Close friends to Stanford said she was someone who was always there for you.

“We’re all pretty crushed. A beautiful soul has been taken from us. She was an amazing, an absolutely amazing mother,” said Jackson.

“I’m glad I got to spend the last 20 years of my life with Meagan, it was the most greatest thing in the world. I wish I could just hug her one last time,” said Autumn Miera, a family friend.

Stanford’s daughter said she lived with her mother until the day she was killed.

“My favorite thing about her was the way that she loved my son. She was the best grandma,” she said. “She was the best friend you could ever have, the best mom, the best aunt, daughter, everything.”

She was a woman who made a difference in many lives.

“She was my person,” said Jackson.

“I seen her as my mother, a second mom,” said Miera.

Everyone 7NEWS spoke with said she was a caring individual that always put others first, and was taken too soon.

“She did not deserve this, she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time and one day, this world will be a better place,” said her daughter.

Vasquez said her mother’s wishes were to be cremated and they are waiting to be able to fly to Ohio to start making plans.

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office said Moser was struck multiple times by gunfire and died at the scene. An investigation remains ongoing.