WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police caused a traffic jam Friday night as they pulled cars over and passed out fliers just a few hundred feet from a convenience store where two women were shot.
One of the women died after the shooting.
The incident happened around 8:59 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the 'Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry' located at 14342 Jefferson Davis Highway. When Police arrived at the scene, they found two female victims who had been shot in the upper body. Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero, 21 was pronounced dead at the scene and the second victim, a 42-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
In surveillance video, three male suspects can be seen walking into the store followed by gunshots. Nine seconds - that's how long it took the suspects to run into the store, shoot the two women, kill Coca-Romero and run out.
Two customers were also inside the store at the time of the incident but were unharmed. The suspects did not steal any property or money, police said.
"I don't think any of us can make sense of it," said 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William County Police spokesperson.
Cesar Gonzalez, assistant manager of Platanillos, was a good friend of Coca-Romero. He said she was devoted to her infant child and her job.
"Work and family, that's it," he said. "Just for her baby and work. Excellent mother."
Gonzalez also described how the last week has been for those who work at the store.
"It was really hard, just hearing rumors people are even afraid to come here. The employees they also kind of afraid, you know, maybe he comes back."
Authorities said they have received some tips over the last week but nothing that has led to an arrest.
They also canvased neighborhoods on Friday, knocking on doors, asking if anyone has seen or heard anything since Coca-Romero, 21, was killed.
All the three suspects were wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.
"We are hoping that maybe one of the three who was involved didn't plan for it to go this way and maybe has a conscience and steps up and does the right thing," said 1st Sgt. Chinn.
If not, they hope store surveillance video, witnesses and word of mouth will ultimately be on their side because time may not be.
"Time is difficult. Sometimes it's not on your side but that doesn't matter - you just never know when the information might come to you," said 1st Sgt. Chinn.
Police ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything about the shooting to call them. You can remain anonymous.