Woman found shot to death in convenience store parking lot

Salisbury Police, Rowan County Deputies and the SBI are investigating a murder.

Police were called to the Country Cupboard convenience store on Statesville Boulevard around 1:30 Sunday morning. A friend of the victim called police, Investigators say they found the victim in a vehicle driven by the friend.

Police believe the shooting may have happened in the Woodleaf Road area of Rowan County.  They believe the victim was shot once before being driven to the convenience store.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Lakyn Jade Bailey. The family has been notified of her death.

According to police, Bailey was staying at a motel in Statesville, NC and involved in illegal drug sales.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lt. Chad. Moose (704) 216-8687, or SSG Rodney Mahaley (704) 216-8711.