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Family: Goldsboro woman's shooting death a matter of wrong place and time

Posted October 31, 2014

— Goldsboro police are investigating the murder of a woman found dead at the wheel of her minivan early Friday.

Family members say Shanekqua Adrianna Thompson, 21, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police were responding to a report of shots fired at about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Humphrey streets only to find Thompson's vehicle in the woods along the side of the road.

She was in the car, dead of a gunshot wound.

Police marked at least 20 locations where they found a shell casing. Thompson's minivan was hit by bullets eight times.

Thompson's grandmother, Betty Thompson, said the mother of three was in the car with her boyfriend, who wasn't hurt. Family members believe he may have been the target of the gunfire.

"Now we got to raise her kids. She's gone. She ain't coming back. She ain't coming back no more," Betty Thompson said.

Shanekqua Thompson's oldest child is 6; her youngest is 1 year old.

Police are asking that anyone who might have witnessed the crime call Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or text 919-222-4230. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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  • Rick Price Nov 4, 2014
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    21 years old and three kids , out at 3 am , but she was in the wrong place at the wrong time ? Sounds like she was out looking for trouble. First child at 15 , seems like she learned the system early.

  • 678devilish Nov 3, 2014

    Bless the family Lord that will now have to raise and take care of this mother's children. I do hope they find who did this shooting and killed this innocent girl. Young ladies choose wisely the man you allow to come into your life, especially when you have children. Make sure he does not have a criminal record. You do not need that and your children certainly do not need that as well. Make the right decision.