KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — Police released the identity of the woman who was fatally shot on her front porch in Knightdale on Wednesday night.
According to a press release, authorities identified the shooting victim as 40-year-old Shinaka Ocean Earth.
Knightdale police said officers responded to the 600 block of Twain Town Drive shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a report of shots fired. Shortly after officers arrived on scene, they found Earth with a gunshot wound and she was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
“The Knightdale Police Department is working tirelessly on all viable leads to ensure justice for the decedent and her family,” the press release said.
This was an isolated incident and there’s no danger to the public, according to Knightdale police.
At this time, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Knightdale Police Department at 919-217-2281.
Knightdale Mayor Jessica Day released the following statement in response to Wednesday’s shooting:
As the Mayor of Knightdale, I strongly condemn the violence that disrupted the peace and security of our community last night. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are extended to the victim, their family, and all those affected by this senseless act.
It is important to remember that random incidents like this provoke trauma for individuals who are impacted both directly and indirectly. While no community is immune to the heartbreaking consequences of violence, we will continue to root it out at every opportunity.
As we move forward, it is imperative that we come together as one community, united against violence and committed to offering support for our Knightdale Police Department and area law enforcement agencies as they work to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.
Knightdale is not just a location; it is our home, a place that holds profound significance for each of us. I have complete confidence in the capabilities of the Knightdale Police Department, our area law enforcement agencies, and the strength of our community. KPD continues to faithfully serve our residents, and we proudly look to them once again to ensure the continued safety of our town that we all enjoy.