Woman Dead After Shooting in Woodbridge Grocery Store

Monday, Feb 24, 2014  |  Updated 7:36 PM EDT
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News 4's Kristin Wright reports on the search for three masked suspects who ran into a Woodbridge, Va., retail store and shot two employees, killing one of them.

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News 4's Kristin Wright reports on the search for three masked suspects who ran into a Woodbridge, Va., retail store and shot two employees, killing one of them.

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One woman is dead after a shooting inside a Prince William County grocery store, police said.

The shooting happened at 9 p.m. Friday. Police responding to calls of a shooting at the Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry in the 14000 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge found two women shot, both in the upper body.

The owner of the store says that they have been robbed three times in the past, but that this latest incident has him struggling to carry on.

"They can take everything from my place, but not one of my employees," the weeping sore owner tells NBC4's Kristin Wright.

"I'm trying to be strong, but honestly I feel destroyed," he says.

One of the women, 21-year-old Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero, died at the store. The other, identified only as a 42-year-old from Woodbridge, was sent to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both were employees of the store.

In chilling surveillance video released by police, three men dressed in black clothes are seen entering the store, running towards the right and then immediately running back out of the store. Police said no property or money was taken.

One customer and another employee were in the store at the time, but they were unharmed.

The suspects were described as men of an unknown race or age, all reportedly wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. 

Police are investigating the case as a murder, including using K-9 patrols to search for the suspects.

Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

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