Gunshot, Not Hit-and-Run, Killed Woman in Fort Lauderdale: Police

A woman initially thought to have been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend was actually fatally shot, police said.

The body of the victim, 47-year-old Sheila Strope, was found around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the roadway in the 900 block of Northwest 10th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said.

Detectives initially believed that Strope had been struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident, but said on Monday that she died from a gunshot wound and no vehicles were involved.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area to call them at 954-828-6093.

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