The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at a home in the 6400 block of Pittsfield Drive.
Tanajwa McMurray, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said it was not a random incident.
"Ms. McMurray was a telecommunicator in our 911 Call Center and our team is deeply saddened," a Cumberland County EMS spokesperson said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."
The Fayetteville Police Department's homicide unit is investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Kiger at (910) 705-6527 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
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