MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 26-year-old Sheresa ‘Shay’ Moore was shot and killed on Wednesday, August 7th at a Citgo station near Sherman and Capitol as she filled her car with gas. On Saturday, August 10th, family members and friends gathered for a vigil in Moore's honor.
Family members say Moore, a local rap artist, was on her way home from the studio the night she was shot.
"She was a good girl. She didn't hurt anybody. She didn't go around harming anyone. She was just coming to get gas. That's all she was doing. We just going to keep praying. That's the only way we're going to keep going -- to stay praying," Moore's mother, Theresa Moore said.
“She is smiling down to all of us right now,” said Moore’s aunt, Joyce Nelson. “It’s devastating to us all and it hurts so bad.”
Surveillance video from the Citgo station shows Moore pumping gas when she is approached by a man. Moore backs up before she is shot and falls to the ground. The suspect then drives off in her vehicle.
Moore's sister, Brianna saw the video of the shooting on the news.
"I just felt like I saw my sister being taken away from me. I just -- a big piece of my heart, my whole heart just got snatched out of my body," Brianna Bridges said.
“I’m thinking it’s a carjacking. A lot of us were thinking it was set up for someone to just single her out,” said Nelson.
Moore’s friends and family have many unanswered questions, mainly why someone would shoot their loved one so brazenly.
“She was a beautiful young lady and kind and nice to everyone so I couldn’t understand why someone would just kill her like that,” said Nelson.
Lekeysha Wells, the victim’s cousin, says Moore will be remembered for her passion for music.
“That’s all she believed in, that’s all she worked on,” said Wells.
No one has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. Loved ones are asking the public for help.
“Anybody out here, anybody at the gas station that night, even if they are scared, you don’t have to say a name just please help,” said Wells.
"Coming together like this, as one. Looking for justice and us coming together and supporting my sister, that`s all we can do. We have to let the police and everybody else take it from there," Moore's sister, Brianna Bridges said.
A fund has been set up in Moore's name at Milwaukee State Bank.
Anyone with information into this case is asked to contact Milwaukee police.