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Woman shot to death in Va. apartment while mother, children were inside

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- A Virginia woman was shot to death in her apartment just after 1:30 a.m. while the woman's mother and children were inside.

Police have identified the woman as 25-year-old Dashanika Sherrod, according to WTKR.

Officers said the suspect, who is a man known to the victim, forced his way into the apartment and fatally shot the woman while her mother and two young children were inside. They were not injured.

Detectives have identified the suspect but have not yet released his name.