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Loved ones gather for vigil to remember 22-year-old student gunned down near 41st and Vienna

MILWAUKEE -- Gunned down at the age of 22. Loves ones are grieving the loss of Tajah Williams. Williams was found with multiple gunshot wounds near 41st and Vienna.  A suspect has been arrested in connection with her murder.

Tajah Williams

Tajah Williams

At a Friday vigil, classmates say she was a promising student who aspired to be a surgeon.

"She was my lab partner and one of the happiest girls I've ever met," said Kenya Hernandez, Williams' classmate.

Williams was a basketball player and talented hairdresser. Her aunt says she was the family's pride and joy.

Tajah Williams vigil

Tajah Williams vigil

"She wanted to be a doctor and I guess I was her encourager because every time she wanted to give up I said you gotta represent us you can do it. She continued to persevere and be persistent about completing her schooling and having a better future," said Bridget Williams, victim's aunt.

Tajah Williams vigil

Tajah Williams vigil

Williams' aunt says even if those responsible are brought to justice it won't bring Tajah back.

Bridget Williams

Bridget Williams

"We want justice, we want him to pay for what he's done but it still won't heal the pain that I feel," said Bridget.

A spokesman with Mount Mary University says when school returns, steps will be taken to remember Williams. Grief counseling will be available to students and faculty when they return from winter break.

 

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