A single mother of five was found in her SUV shot multiple times and killed Friday, DeKalb County police said.
Her teenage son, who was in the house at the time, called 911 about the incident that was reported just after 10:10 a.m. in the 4700 block of Wyndam Drive, police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman inside the bullet-riddled GMC Denali parked in the driveway. At least five bullet holes could be seen in the driver’s-side window.
The woman’s godmother identified her as 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to Channel 2 Action News. She said Bowman was a licensed practical nurse and was studying to be a registered nurse. She had five children, including a 1-month-old.
The relationship between Bowman and the shooter, who is at large, has not been released.
Family members told Channel 2 that Bowman had just returned from an early morning appointment and was about to take her oldest son to school when she was killed.
Jovan Walton, a resident near the shooting scene, said it’s a quiet area that doesn’t get many shootings, only occasional thefts or break-ins.
“That’s bad, of course,” he said, “but not this.”
It was the second shooting death of the morning in DeKalb.
A man was earlier found dead in the 1100 block of Sheppard Place about 3:30 a.m., and police say neighbors who heard a gunshot waited hours to notify authorities, Robertson said.
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