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Woman shot dead by ex-boyfriend at Apex shopping center, police say

APEX, N.C.  — A woman was shot near Beaver Creek Crossings in Apex on Monday morning.

Apex Police Department confirmed the shooting victim was a 30-year-old woman who worked at Molly Maid. She later died from her injuries.

Molly Maid is a housecleaning service with a physical location in the shopping center. Molly Maid employees were in tears Monday morning when they learned the news.

Molly Maid employee shot behind Beaver Creek Crossings in Apex

The woman was coming to work when she was shot.

Investigators said they believe the shooter to be the woman’s ex-boyfriend. He has not been identified or taken into custody at this time.

“The thing with domestic violence is you know it doesn’t matter how nice an area is or anything,” Police Chief Jason Armstrong said. “Where people are and then when individuals are committed to violence, violence can happen anywhere.”

Chopper 11 flew over the scene and saw extensive crime scene tape. The focus of the investigation was the back portion of the shopping center on the side of TJ Maxx and Kirkland’s. There is also a walking trail in that area used frequently by the people who live in the residential neighborhood behind the shopping center.

The crime scene tape appears to be roping off multiple locations — some near the building, some near parked cars and others in the woods.

The identity of the victim has not been released. Investigators said she was shot multiple times. She was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital in hopes she could be saved.

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