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Las Vegas woman shot to death in her driveway coming home to burglary in progress

Quiet street off Torrey Pines & Smoke Ranch. A woman & her husband came home while their home was being burglarized. The 2 men came out & shot & killed her in her driveway while her husband, who’s in a wheelchair, was sill in the car. No description of vehicle yet. (Heather Mills | KSNV)

UPDATE, May 31 | Authorities say a suspect vehicle, a white Chrysler 300, was found unoccupied in the 6600 block of W. Washington Avenue.

In a statement released Thursday, LVMPD said the victim's house appeared to be ransacked, but it was unclear if anything was taken.

The suspects were only described as two black male adults in their 20s.

ORIGINAL | A Las Vegas woman was shot to death in her driveway after coming home while her house was being burglarized. Her husband, who’s in a wheelchair, was still in the car and had to witness his wife’s murder.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon near Torrey Pines and Smoke Ranch in the northwest part of the valley.

Metro said the couple went to lunch. When they returned, there was a vehicle they didn’t recognize in their driveway. She got out of the car, and at that moment, two men ran out of their house and shot and killed her.

Gertrude Kasalo was a friend of the woman. She identified her as Sheri Aoyagi. She said Aoyagi was loved by everyone.

"They’ve taken away a very, very good friend of ours that not only helped us, but was friends with everybody at church, but helped a lot of people. It’s a big loss," Kasalo told us.

Kasalo says she found out when a family friend, a priest, called to tell her husband.

“I’m speechless,” she said.

Neighbors told News 3 they heard the gunshots and saw a car speeding away. But so far, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have not released a suspect or vehicle description.

Neighbors said they hope surveillance video will help catch these two suspects.

“Senseless. Just sad. I mean, this was during the day,” one woman who didn’t want to be identified said.

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