CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating after a woman was found fatally shot Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, just after 1 p.m., a driver noticed a victim on the ground in the area of Ashland Road and Hawthorne Avenue and called police.

When they arrived on the scene, officers found a 40-year-old woman on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say a resident in the area reported hearing gunshots between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464.