Woman shot, killed in Winton

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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WINTON – A 30-year-old woman was murdered inside her mother’s home here early this morning (Wednesday).

Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes identified the victim as Carika Macole Vann. She was at the home of her mother, Iris Hines, who resides at 200 East Wynn Street.

Ms. Hines was also at the residence at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Hayes said Vann was the mother of one child.

“It saddens me greatly to see a life taken, a mother, daughter, aunt, and a friend. I pray for the family and I pray that we can bring them some justice for the loss of their love one,” Hayes said in a press release.

Hayes said the murder investigation is in its early stages. He said several shots were fired at the residence at approximately 3:38 a.m.

“There are no suspects at this time,” the Sheriff stated.

Those with information to share about this deadly shooting are encouraged to immediately contact the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office at 252-358-7800.


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