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Woman Slain at Funeral for Shooting Victim

Posted April 26, 2007
Updated April 27, 2007

— A woman linked to a weekend shooting death was gunned down Thursday afternoon outside a local mortuary while attending her boyfriend's funeral, police said.

Sharon Sheppard, 28, was shot in the parking lot of Mcintyre Funeral Home, 900 S. George St., at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Sheppard was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities are in the process of talking to witnesses for clues into Sheppard's shooting.

Police had interviewed Sheppard in recent days in connection with the Sunday afternoon slaying of Raheim Antwon Kornegay, authorities said. She was at 602 Courtyard Circle when Kornegay, 23, was shot and killed and was considered a "person of interest" in the case, police said.

Police said Sheppard was at the funeral home Thursday to attend Kornegay's funeral.

No charges have been filed in connection with either slaying.


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  • redant Apr 26, 2007

    Consider it done Pelias. BTW, where do you live Pelias?

  • MissBee Apr 26, 2007

    It was not in the parking lot of the funeral home, it was in the parking lot of Shepard electric company. The sad part is that she has small children. Those of you that beleive in God, pray, those of you that don't...........I'll pray for you.

  • MrD Apr 26, 2007

    the stop snitchin! movement at work again.

  • 2AMANDA2 Apr 26, 2007

    unfortunately, goldsboro is a rural version of durham. it's just not publicized as much in the triangle for whatever reason. we've got family and friends down there and every week is like a predominately violent soap opera.

    as with any town, there are some wonderful people there that are getting overshadowed by the problems.

  • alston76 Apr 26, 2007

    I am from Goldsboro and I am stunned. But you right, it happens in every city

  • Pirate77 Apr 26, 2007

    There are crimes like this in every city in America!

  • Pelias Apr 26, 2007

    Remind me not to go to Goldsboro.