Tamara Shellum
Tamara Shellum with her son. Courtesy GoFundMe

Authorities Tuesday released the name of a woman found shot to death over the weekend on a roadside near Emerald Hills Park.

A man flagged down firefighters who happened to be at the park in the 1500 block of Kelton Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday and asked them to check on an apparently wounded occupant of a car parked on nearby Bethune Court, according to the San Diego Police Department.

As they approached the vehicle, the emergency-services personnel saw that there appeared to be bullet holes in the windshield and that the woman inside — later identified as 44-year-old Tamara Shellum of San Diego — was “obviously deceased,” SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said.

The firefighters notified the police, who sent in homicide detectives to take charge of the case.

Investigators have learned that gunshots were reported at the park about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, though it remains unknown if they were those that killed Shellum, according to Brown.

“While it remains early in the investigation, we still have little information about the circumstances leading up to the (victim’s) death,” the lieutenant said, adding that police have no description of the shooter or shooters.

A GoFundMe page organized by Shellum’s son was established to raise money for funeral expenses.

— City News Service contributed to this article

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