Woman identified in fatal shooting at Red Carpet Inn

Gastonia police have identified the woman who was killed Friday at a local motel. 

Cheeontah Howard, 29, died from her injuries after police say she was shot at the Red Carpet Inn in Gastonia around 11 a.m. Friday, February 19. 

Police tell FOX 46 she was shot right outside the motel near a sidewalk close to the rooms. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Check back periodically for updates in this case. 

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