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Woman shot to death, not killed in hit-and-run as initially believed

Sheila Strope found dead Saturday on Northwest 10th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale

Sheila Strope, 47, was found dead in the middle of Northwest 10th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
Sheila Strope, 47, was found dead in the middle of Northwest 10th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A woman who was initially believed to have been killed in a hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale was actually the victim of a shooting, police said Monday.

Sheila Strope was found dead Saturday morning in the middle of Northwest 10th Avenue.

Fort Lauderdale police initially believed she was the victim of a hit-and-run, but further investigation determined she died from a gunshot wound and no vehicles were involved, spokeswoman Casey Liening said.

Police haven't identified a suspect or revealed a motive in the 47-year-old woman's shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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