A woman was fatally shot Tuesday night in Hyattsville, Md., authorities said.
Police in Hyattsville, a city in Prince George’s County, said the victim was found about 8 p.m. in the 6200 block of Belcrest Road.
The discovery came after gunshots were reported, Hyattsville police said. The woman was shot in the upper body, Hyattsville police said.
The Prince George’s County Police Department, which took over the investigation, later identified the woman as Salina Rivera, 27, of Hyattsville. According to various social media posts, she was a local DJ who went by the nickname “Salamander.”
On Thursday, Rivera’s sister — Sabrina Rivera — said she and her family are shocked and saddened by the loss. She said her sister was “fair, wise and understanding.”
Since she was young, Sabrina Rivera said her sister had a”knack for music,” taking music lessons, winning school talent shows, and writing rap songs.
In the last few years, “Salamander” had gotten into DJ’ing four nights a week at clubs and shows in the D.C. region.
“This was her dream, to be a DJ,” her sister said.