Woman slain at bus stop

December 08, 1990

A 28-year-old Cherry Hill woman was shot fatally in the head last night as she waited for a bus at the corner of Greenmount Avenue and Federal Street, police said.

Josephine Coates, who lived with her husband in the 2700 block of Sethlow Road, was waiting for a bus shortly after 8 p.m. when someone shot her, either from a passing car or in an ambush, police said.

Police had no suspects.

Ms. Coates died on the street from at least one shot to the head.

"We're getting conflicting stories as to what happened," said one investigator, who said detectives were questioning a witness. "We have no idea if it was a random shooting."

At least four cars were traveling south on Greenmount Avenue at the time of the shooting, he said.

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