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Woman killed, daughter injured by gunman in Reach

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

A woman was fatally shot and her 11-year-old daughter shot and injured while sleeping in their one bedroom house in Reach, Portland about midnight.

The woman's four-year-old son, who was in the house at the time, was not hurt.

Reports are that the woman, who is said to be a higgler, was at home sleeping with her children when a lone gunman entered the one bedroom dwelling and shot her. The gunman also shot her daughter in the ankle before leaving.

The woman was pronounced dead by a doctor who came to the scene and her daughter rushed to hospital.

This brings to three the number of people killed in Portland so far this year.

The Portland police are investigating.