PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – Pembroke Pines police are still searching for the suspect and a motive behind the killing of a 61-year-old woman who was hit by bullets shot into her home.

It was 12:30 a.m. Friday, June 15th when someone began firing at a home at 8462 SW 14th Street.

Linda McNamara was inside her bedroom and heard the shots. When she got up to investigate, she was struck by gunfire that came in through a window.

McNamara was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where she later died.

“I heard the gunshots,” said neighbor Pete Balcarce, who has lived next door to the McNamara’s for more than 8 years. “By the time I grabbed my gun and ran out, it was eight seconds later.”

McNamara’s husband, David, as distraught over losing his wife.

“Dave came out, I was here. Her husband, he was crying and yelling, ‘why, why my wife? Why my best friend?’” said Balcarce. “Linda was a wonderful mom, great person, giving and wonderful lady.”

Neighbors were on edge and said they did see a car creeping through the neighborhood after the shooting took place.

Police are investigating whether the shooting was targeted or if McNamara was hit by stray gunfire.

McNamara leaves behind her husband, David, son Kevin, 30 and a daughter, Elena McNamara, 25.

Anyone with information on the shooting or a suspect is asked to call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200, email to, or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.


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