Woman shot dead in front of her home
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman whose body was found in her front yard.
Family members said, 37-year-old Jacqueline Paul lost her life after a car drove by, shot up the house and took off. Investigators are now trying to find out whether this woman was a target or a victim in the path of danger.
Miami Police responded to several calls of shots fired in the area of Northeast 56th Street and Miami Court, around 4 a.m. Thursday. Police said 46 shell casings were found in the area. "We have many bullet casings throughout several city blocks," said Miami Police Detective Willie Moreno.
The tragedy unfolded in front of her family's eyes. Family members of the victim said she was an innocent victim who was caught in a drive-by shooting. They also said she was a mother of a 9-year-old child. "She was a good person, a good sister," said her sister between sobs. "She did not deserve to die the way she died."
Police are asking for the public's help for any information in this deadly shooting. "At this point, we are trying to ask the community, anybody that might have spotted something to call us, we are trying to put the pieces together," said Moreno.
Police have dealt with numerous fatal shootings in the are, but so far none have been connected. "We just want justice to be served," said the sister, who felt too afraid to show her face on camera. "That's all I can say right now," she added before turning away to break down in tears.
Investigators believe the shooters took off in a silver Chevy Cobalt.
If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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