(STMW) – A woman was found shot to death in Northwest Indiana early Thursday.

Kennette O’Neal, 31, was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m. in an alley in the 1000 block of Matthews Street in Gary, Ind., after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to a statement from the Lake County Coroner’s office. A preliminary investigation ruled her death a homicide.

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O’Neal lived in the block where she was found, authorities said.

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Gary police could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday morning.

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