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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One woman is dead after a shooting in Springfield Saturday afternoon.

"I was just in shock,” said Marlin Cruz, who knew the victim.

Marlin Cruz was in the shower Saturday afternoon when her husband ran upstairs to tell her a shooting had just happened outside.

"…To quickly get dressed, because my sister-in-law got shot,” Cruz added.

Springfield Police were called to the scene on Vermont Street and found a woman was shot. She later died from her injuries.

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Cruz may not have witnessed the shooting, but her security camera did. She provided Western Mass News with the exclusive video. You can see a black sedan pull up to a car. Cruz said the victim was in the passenger seat and the victim's boyfriend was getting into the driver's seat. You can see her boyfriend take cover and if you listen closely, you can hear the gunshots.

Cruz said her brother-in-law was a longtime boyfriend of the victim.

“It's just really sad…really, really sad,” Cruz explained.

On Vermont Street, friends, family, and neighbors of the victim lit dozens of candles.

The Springfield Police Department and the Hampden District Attorney’s murder unit are investigating.

Cruz said she doesn't know who would do this or why, but she's now pleading with the community and hoping someone knows what happened.

"If you know something, speak, speak,” Cruz said.

Police are still not releasing the identity of the victim at this time.

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