Woman found shot to death inside car in northwest Miami-Dade

Reward of up to $3,000 offered for information that leads to arrest

By Roy Ramos - Reporter, Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - A woman was found shot to death inside a car last week in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

Miami-Dade police said the body of Moniqua Kirkland, 45, was found Friday night inside a white Oldsmobile in the area of Northwest 83rd Street and 19th Avenue.

Police said Kirkland had been shot multiple times.

A motive for the shooting is unknown and no arrests have been made.

Kirkland's mother, Addie Kirkland, told Local 10 News that her daughter was shot just after 11 p.m. Friday in front of her home.

"That is when I saw the two guys coming across the lot, and they just started (shooting)," Addie Kirkland said through tears. 

Addie Kirkland said she was sitting on the front porch when she saw the men running across the field and open firing on the car her daughter was in. She said dozens of rounds were fired.

"They got to be real cowards to be afraid of a woman -- to take her execution-style like that," Addie Kirkland said.

The victim's mother said her daughter was in the car with her 22-year-old niece, who was able to jump out and avoid being hit by bullets. 

She said she still doesn't understand who would want to kill her daughter, who was a mother of three, or why.

"She had no enemies. She wasn't dating anybody," Addie Kirkland said. Please, whatever you can do to help me find these cowards -- they didn't have to shoot her down like that."

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective M. Parmenter at 305-471-2400 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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