A woman shot to death this week outside a Minneapolis liquor store was identified Friday.

Samantha J. Taylor, 39, of Minneapolis, was shot in the head shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday and died at the scene outside Merwin Liquors on W. Broadway, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

No arrests have been announced in what is one of 40 homicides this year in the city, the latest one Friday outside Shiloh Temple.

Also shot was a man who was last reported to be in critical condition.

Police suspected that a male shot both people and fled from the store on the corner of W. Broadway and N. Lyndale Avenue before officers arrived.

Anyone with information about the gunfire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppersmn.org.

Paul Walsh