A birthday party turned tragic when a Galloway woman was shot in the chest inside a Riverside home on Saturday night.

The Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said Nikita Cross, 35 was shot in the chest by Darren Winningham, 42, who owns the home on Hooker Street around 11 p.m.

Winningham is being held in lieu of $500,000 at the Burlington County Jail.

Cross was taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro where she was pronounced dead, according to the Associated Press.


Prosecutors did not elaborate on the circumstances of the shooting or say who was celebrating a birthday.

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