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Woman killed in Wayne County shooting

Posted July 22, 2016

— Authorities said a woman was killed after a shooting Friday afternoon in Goldsboro.

Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department found Atiya Maddox, 19, around 1 p.m. after responding to a shooting call near the intersection of Olivia Lane and Slaughter Street.

Maddox was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

No additional details have been released. Officials said an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Investigator Zwirblia at 919-580-4242 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.


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  • Tiffany Maddox Jul 31, 2016
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    Landon Douglas....this young lady was my precious baby. I'm not sure what you mean about the "normal assumptions" comment that you made but just to clear my babies name, she was a student working 2 jobs, raised in a great home. She was a Christian and one of the most sweetest and loving young ladies anyone could ever meet who always wore a smile. She would give anyone the shirt off her back and do for anyone no matter race, sex, disability or whatever unlike most people in this world. With her Angelic personality she was giving someone a ride and was killed by a stray bullet. I DO NOT appreciate the comment and am willing to meet you personally just see what type of person you are to make such a comment. And also, what do you mean by " the why" being not very hard to answer? I pray that God clears your heart and mind and brings change in you. Be blessed.

  • Landon Douglas Jul 22, 2016
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    Pretty sure that the "normal" assumptions can be made here. You know, black dead person and black killer. The only question would be why, and even that is not very hard to answer.