PICTURED: NSW grandmother Stacey Klimovitch shot in chest after opening front door in Stockton

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A woman who died after being shot in the chest at her front door has been identified as NSW grandmother Stacey Klimovitch.

Klimovitch was shot after she answered a knock at the front door of her Queen Street home in Stockton, outside Newcastle, after 8pm on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old died at the scene.

A female relative and her eight-week-old baby were present at the shooting but did not see the offender.

The killer is believed to have fled the scene on foot.

Stacey Klimovitch died at the scene. Credit: Facebook

Detective Superintendent Wayne Humphrey said he believes the attack was targeted, but for a reason that remains unknown.

“It’s horrendous, an innocent person who’s answered the front door of her home and been shot in the chest and killed in the presence of a relative and child,” he told reporters on Thursday.

“It doesn’t get any worse.”

Humphrey doesn’t believe there was an altercation before the shooting.

Stacey was shot after answering a knock at the front door.
Stacey was shot after answering a knock at the front door. Credit: Facebook

Police currently have no major leads on the case and are appealing for the public’s help for information.

“I don’t anticipate anything will happen very quickly, it’ll be hard work,” Humphrey said.

“I want to assure the Stockton community, though, the likelihood of a recurrence of this offence is very unlikely.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact crime stoppers.

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