An Omaha mother probably was getting ready Sunday evening for her grandson's first day of kindergarten and the start of the workweek, her friends said.
It was the night Kim A. Prince was gunned down at her own home.
The 47-year-old had been married to Tom Prince for more than 20 years and had two adult daughters. Kim Prince worked in the finance department of Methodist Health System for 20 years.
Co-workers said she loved her family — she would light up when she spoke about her grandson — and shopping, in that order.
Three of Prince's friends and co-workers — Joann Willis, Shawna Decker and Melissa Haggerty — recalled her as kind, dependable, unforgettable and a “fashionista.”
“You know people who die in car accidents, or have heart attacks ... but being gunned down and murdered is generally not something we encounter,” said Decker, Prince's supervisor at Methodist Health Systems.
“I think that is contributing enormously to the loss of someone who was so beautiful and nice,” she said.
Prince was killed just after 8:30 p.m. at her home near 53rd Street and Hartman Avenue. At least four bullets struck her front door, and the storm door was shattered by gunfire.
Also injured in the shooting were Davante Mitchell, 19, and Kenyon Muhammad, 18. Both have been released from the Nebraska Medical Center.
Prince's youngest daughter states on her Facebook page that she is in a relationship with Mitchell.
Police have not offered a possible motive for the shooting or made any arrests. Prince was the city's second homicide of the weekend and the 23rd of 2012.
Prince had told friends on Friday that her grandson was excited to start kindergarten but the rest of the family wasn't quite ready to see him go, Willis said.
Prince's daughters came to their mother's office on Monday to tell co-workers what happened. Decker said the daughters brought a photo of Prince's grandson on his first day of kindergarten.
“When I saw how well-dressed he was, I thought that Kim would have been really proud,” she said.
Besides her husband, Kim Prince's survivors include daughters Shannon Prince and Brittney Prince; grandson Mikel Nared; and parents Bobby and Mary Morris.
A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake St.
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