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No suspects in St. Pete woman's murder

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ST PETERSBURG -

Police want to know who murdered a south St. Petersburg woman less than an hour after she was spotted out drinking with a friend. 

Investigators have not yet identified a suspect in Karen Gunther's killing. They were at the scene hours after the shooting looking for clues.

St. Petersburg police responded to Gunther's home at 5263 5th Ave. South at 12:49 a.m. Friday, after they received a call about a shooting.  Police say Gunther's neighbor heard gunshots, then ran outside and found the 47-year-old injured and bleeding in her driveway.

"You know you hear gunshots, and it was close," says neighbor Michelle Lebeau.

Paramedics rushed Gunther to Bayfront Medical Center, where she died from a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Neighbors describe Gunther as a "sweet woman" and say she moved into the house more than a decade ago.

"I hope they catch who did it," said neighbor Stacey Polcik.  "But, I mean from just what little I've heard, it sounds like it was something personal. And, I've very surprised."

Police say the motive of the shooting is still unclear.

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