St. Petersburg woman fatally shot outside home

A St. Petersburg woman is dead after police say she was fatally shot early this morning outside her home.

Police say a neighbor heard gunshots just before 1 a.m. and discovered Karen Gunther, 47, of 5263 5th Avenue S., lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Gunther was transported to Bayfront Medical Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries.

Police say Gunther was out with a friend less than an hour before the shooting.

The motive is unclear, and police say they no suspects have been identified.

An investigation is ongoing.

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