An Oxford woman's shooting death near Anniston is under investigation, according to Anniston police.

Amanda Nicole Kirby, 37, was shot to death Thursday morning on the 2200 block of Winchester Road, which stretches between Bynum Leatherwood Road and Old Gadsden Highway in Saks, according to Lt. Chris Sparks, an Anniston police investigator.

County coroner Pat Brown said that Kirby was found in the roadway at about 4:45 a.m., though the exact timeline of her death is uncertain. She was taken to Huntsville for autopsy. Brown said the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Sparks said more information about the investigation won't be available until at least Friday morning.

Assistant Metro Editor Ben Nunnally: 256-235-3560.