It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Delmont apartment complex in the 200 block of Johnson Street. Officials said the two victims were struck by gunfire while in the parking lot of the complex.
Police said 31-year-old Latoya McNeil was killed and her mother, 48-year-old Angela Harding, was injured. Harding was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Garner Police Lt. Wayne Moore.
Officials said they are searching for two black male suspects who fled the scene on foot. They were last seen running from the apartments towards Curtiss Drive.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (919) 772-8810.