Wilmington Police Department said Tracey Lee McKoy, 50, of Wake Forest, was with her sister on the way to visit a relative in the hospital when they were both shot near S. 13th Street.
McKoy died from her injuries and her 48-year-old sister was hospitalized in serious condition.
Chief Donny Williams said the women were innocent bystanders. People who live in the area were stunned to hear the news.
"It just breaks my heart to see this, you know? Because it could've been my child, it could've been your child," one neighbor said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 910-343-3609.
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