An investigation is underway after a man told police woke up to the sound of his daughter being shot to death inside their farmhouse in Winslow Township, New Jersey.
Winslow Township Police responded to a report of gunshots inside a farmhouse on the 700 block of Bairdmore Avenue around 3:50 a.m. Sunday. In a 911 call obtained by NBC10 Philadelphia, the father of Deanna Marie Scordo, 45, told the dispatcher two men wearing black hoods broke into the home, shot his daughter, and left her in a corner.
"My daughter is laying on the floor," he told the dispatcher.
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"And she's shot?" the dispatcher asked.
"Yes," he replied.
When police arrived at the home they found Scordo on the floor suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
"I just seen Deanna oh about three weeks ago and she waved to me in the morning and I hope they catch the perpetrators," Jr. Raso, a family friend, told NBC10. Scordo's family declined comment.
The stretch of Bairdmore Avenue where Scordo lived is known for its blueberry crop. Residents fear robbery was the motive behind the shooting, though police have not confirmed that.
"She didn't deserve to die for a lousy four to five thousand dollars," Raso said. "I mean, that's senseless."
No arrests have been made in the shooting. If you have any information, please call Camden County Prosecutor's Office Detective Chris Sarson at 856-225-8640 or Winslow Township Police Detective Nick Arnold at 609-561-3300. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Get this solved because we don't need this kind of stuff in our community," Raso said. "We've got a good community here."