South Baltimore shooting

Two women and a man were injured in a shooting Tuesday night in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Brooklyn. (Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun / March 25, 2014)

One woman has died from her injuries after a triple shooting during a home invasion in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

Police said a suspect entered a home in the 3800 block of 8th St. in Brooklyn about 10:30 p.m. and shot the woman, a man, and a girl whose age police did not provide. The girl remained in critical condition at a hospital Wednesday, while the man suffered injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening, police said.

The woman who was killed was identified as Johniece Sheppard, 21, and police said she was pronounced dead at a hospital about a half-hour after the shooting.

Police said they have identified a suspect but did not release an identity or description. Police also did not release a motive but said investigators do not believe the shooting was a random event. Anyone with information may call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Family members of Sheppard could not be reached Wednesday.

Sheppard's death was the first homicide in Baltimore since March 17 and the fifth homicide this month amid a recent slowing of violence in Baltimore. Of the 42 homicides in the city in 2014, four of the deceased have been women.

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