An investigation is underway after a 51-year-old woman was found shot in the road in Capitol Heights late Thursday night, Prince George's County police said

The woman was found around 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Zelma Avenue, authorities said.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police identified the woman as Jan Cotto of Capitol Heights. 

Detectives are working to find a suspect and motive. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.