Neighbors Shocked After Beloved, Elderly Woman is Shot

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Shot Tuesday Dies in Hospital

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MOBILE, Ala. -

Investigators and police interviewing neighbors and gleaning what evidence they can from the home in the 300 block of Latimer Lane after 65-year-old Lai Robinson was shot and killed Tuesday night by intruders.

"Two men approached her house. Through some course of action, one of the men breaks out a window and fires several shots into the house, striking the victim," says Cpl. Chris Levy with the Mobile Police Department.

Robinson was struck in the shoulder. She died soon after surgery. A tragic end to a woman who was affectionately known in the neighborhood as the candy lady, selling all kinds to area kids.

"Ring pops, Snickers, M&M's, all different kinds of candy. She was a nice lady," says neighbor Anthony Darrington.

The neighborhood is quiet this morning after the gunshots that rang out last night. Folks are wondering how this could have happened to such a sweet woman. One neighbor believes it might have been the fact that she just might have been easy target.

"As far as I can say they probably been around here before. Probably thought she had more than what she got over there," says neighbor Leroy Edwards.

Authorities are looking for two black men, both 180-200 pounds between 5'9 and six feet tall, one in his early 30's with a low haircut wearing a red shirt and black pants, the other with long dreadlocks in a white shirt and dark pants.

"We're going to go out there and do a thorough investigation and we're going to follow up on some leads and hope to make that arrest," adds Levy.

This is Mobile's 11th homicide.

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