Authorities ID woman shot, killed in Northaven

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities identified a woman who was found shot to death in Northaven late Friday night.

Deputies responded to a scene on Clinchport Circle.

The sheriff’s office says deputies found Shaniqua Irby, 24, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. They’re investigating this shooting as a homicide, but have not established a motive.

Several neighbors told WREG they heard the gunfire.

“It was a rapid boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” one man said. “Like someone emptying a clip on them.”

One woman said her children heard the violence.

“My kids were like ‘Momma, somebody is dead. Who killed her?” the woman said. “‘Will they come by our house and do it?’ I’m like ‘Aw now,”

One neighbor told WREG that they saw a someone waiting in a car. They believe the person who was in a little gray car was waiting for the victim to return home.

The sheriff’s office has not released any information on a possible suspect.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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