Deborah Castellano shot to death in Howard County

A 47-year-old woman was found shot to death in a car near her Columbia apartment Saturday morning, and police are searching for suspects and a motive in the case.

Police were first tipped to the incident about 9 a.m., when someone saw the wounded woman in a Toyota Corolla that was sitting in a parking lot in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road. Officers arrived and found her dead in the car. She had been shot multiple times, authorities said.

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Grandmother of one victim says she thinks he was targeted.

Police have identified her as 47-year-old Deborah Castellano.

Police said she is believed to have moved to the area recently and was living in an apartment on Basket Ring Road.

 
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