- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old woman has been fatally shot inside her Newport News bedroom during a domestic incident.

Newport News police spokeswoman Holly McPherson said in a news release that a man forced his way into the apartment early Monday and killed Dashanika Sherrod.

Police say Sherrod’s two young children and mother were in the apartment during the shooting.

The shooter, who was known to Sherrod, ran from the apartment after the shooting.

McPherson says Sherrod was pronounced dead at the scene due to gunshot wounds in an unspecified area.

Authorities say they have identified the shooter and will be releasing his identification after they obtain warrants for his arrest.

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