Metro Police investigating early morning homicide

By Katia Aiello |, Douglas Thurman |, Nia Wong |

Published 10/26 2016 02:20AM

Updated 10/26 2016 11:02AM

Metro Police are investigating an overnight homicide where a woman was found dead near Jones Boulevard and U.S. 95. 

Officers arrived at the scene at 12:45 a.m. after they received reports of gunshots in the area of Quartz Lane and View Drive.

Police found the woman dead on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds to her head.

Investigators are calling this crime "unusual," but they do not believe this was a random act of violence. They also said this could be domestic violence, and that the female victim may have known her attacker.

Metro Police say a gray four-door vehicle was seen in the area which could be related to the incident.

This is the 140th homicide in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

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