Vigil held for Milwaukee grandmother shot to death while sleeping

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A vigil was held Thursday night, November 21st to remember 59-year-old Gloria Zuniga, the Milwaukee grandmother who was shot to death while sleeping in her home on Monday, November 18th.

Family and friends gathered near 26th and Mitchell to light candles in honor of Zuniga.

"It's pretty hard for the family. Obviously, with the turn out here, she obviously affected a lot of lives," said said one attendee. " Shows you how much she loved and everybody over here that cares about her."

Police say although there were 27 bullet holes found in Zuniga's house after the shooting incident that took her life, they do not believe she was the intended target.

Residents in the neighborhood are concerned the violent crime represents a growing trend.

"I think it is horrifying. It's becoming more and more -- we're hearing more gun shots," said one neighbor.

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan says change is on the way and more patrols will be put in the area. Some residents have created a neighborhood watch program in the hopes of deterring crime.

The Zuniga family is asking the community for help in finding the person or persons responsible for their loved one's death.

"Just do what's best, do what's right and turn yourself in. That's all we're asking for," said a family member.

At this time, authorities have no suspects in custody in connection with Zuniga's death.