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MADISON, TN (WSMV) - A woman was killed in a shooting Friday night in Madison.

Police say officers responded to a call for a shooting at around 11:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Cumberland Avenue. The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kayla Phillips-Coker of Nashville, was reportedly visiting acquaintances at a house on Cumberland Avenue when she left to walk to a convenience store.

When she was returning home from the store, she was apparently shot in the abdomen. Witnesses told officers Phillips-Coker ran into the house before collapsing.

She did not tell police what happened and her roommates said they did not hear anything that sounded like a gunshot. A neighbor, however, said he heard what sounded like two gunshots prior to the incident. 

Phillips-Coker was taken to Skyline Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 

If you have information on this case or other cases,
contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
All callers to Crime Stopppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
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