A 49-year-old woman found dead in Lake View Wednesday evening appears to have been shot, according to police.

Lake View is a town of around 2,000 people on the eastern edge of Tuscaloosa County, and their local police department was called to the 21000 block of Tammie Drive to respond to a shooting around 5 p.m. on New Year's Day

Officers found a woman who appeared to have been shot and was declared dead on the scene. Lake View police contacted the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, who investigate nearly all violent crime in the county.

The VCU's assistant commander, Captain Kip Hart, said his officers are interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence on the scene, but had nothing more to release Monday night.

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