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Mother of 3 Killed in Home Invasion in Lake Worth

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said a masked gunman shot and killed a mother of three early Thursday in suburban Lake Worth.

PBSO said the gunman knocked on the door and entered a home just after 2 a.m.

Once inside the home, an altercation took place which resulted in the woman being shot. PBSO said the shooter fled in one of the family-owned vehicles, which was later found abandoned a short distance away.

Fire Rescue transported the woman to a local hospital, where she later died. The motive for the shooting is unknown but is being investigated as a homicide.

"It's shocking and it's sad, said neighbor Michael Aitcheson.

Thursday afternoon PBSO identified the victim as 33-year-old Makeva Jenkins. Her Facebook page lists her as a business planner and consultant at The Prime Enterprise Group. She said in a post that she overcame being homeless to now making multi-six figures. Investigators don't believe that post was a factor in her death.

A man who identified himself as her husband said she leaves behind three children. Their ages are 12, 6 and 1.

Neighbors are now on edge as they wait for answers about why this happened.

"Devastating because you try to live in an area that's safe and you hear something like this and have to pray and hope that everything goes accordingly," said neighbor Michelin Simeon.

This story is courtesy of our news partner WPTV.

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