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'She was friendly with anybody': The family of a woman shot to death in Phoenix mourn her

A woman later identified as Cleopatra Morton was found with a gunshot wound near 40th Avenue and Indian School Road on Friday night, police said.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman was shot to death on Friday night. 

Around 10 p.m., officers responded to the area of 40th Avenue and Indian School Road and found a woman with gunshot wounds, police said. 

The victim, later identified as Cleopatra Morton, died as a result of her injuries. 

"Cleopatra was a mother, a sister, a caring person." Kobe Morton said.

Morton was a mother of five and her family has set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs. 

Her children said Cleopatra was fun-loving, always there to put a smile on her family's faces. 

"She was so goofy," Auzia Morton, Cleopatra's daughter, said. "She was friendly with anybody like I can't see anyone having a problem with her."

The Phoenix police are still investigating the events that led up to the shooting. 

This is a developing story. 12 News will update for more information. 

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