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Police identify woman killed in Salt Lake shooting; shooter at large

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SALT LAKE CITY — Officials have identified a woman who died after she was shot while inside her home Friday morning.

Wanyun Judd, 47, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the shooting, according to Salt Lake police.

Judd was inside her home at 54 E. Harrison Ave. shortly before 6:25 a.m., when she was shot, according to Salt Lake police detective Keith Horrocks.

The shooter fled in a vehicle, heading east on Harrison Avenue and south on State Street, according to Horrocks. Detectives were still investigating if the shooter was inside or outside of the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

“We had officers in the area who heard the shots and were able to respond pretty quickly to the scene,” he said.

Police said in an emailed statement Friday evening that they believe the alleged shooters mistakenly targeted Judd's home.

Horrocks said he didn't know if anyone else was inside the home at the time of the shooting.

Lily Ramirez, Judd's neighbor, said she believed Judd was an innocent victim of other crime in the neighborhood. Rameriz said Judd was kind and had recently married.

"That was her garden out there," Rameriz said, pointing at a garden outside Judd's home. "She was growing a garden and she would give the homeless people tomatoes and squashes and whatnot."

Horrocks said investigators didn’t have a good enough vehicle description to publicly release the information.

Police are still looking for the shooter, but they don't believe the public is in danger.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting is encouraged to call police at 801-799-3000 with any information they might have about the case.

Contributing: Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV

Editor's note: Police initially spelled the name of the woman who was killed as 'Wanuyung Judd;' they later corrected this to indicate her name is spelled 'Wanyun Judd.' This story has been updated to reflect that correction.

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