MILWAUKEE -- It is a murder mystery Milwaukee police are trying to solve -- who fatally shot a woman on the city's northwest side, and why. An autopsy was performed on the victim on Monday, March 26, and police said she was 18 years old. She has been identified as Kiara Brown.
Officers were dispatched to the shooting scene near 99th and Carmen in Milwaukee around 5:30 a.m. on Monday. According to police, the woman was shot inside a vehicle at that location and died from her injuries.
Starlett Burress has lived in the neighborhood for 16 years -- and said only recently have police been called to the area.
"Our daughter was almost kidnapped on this very block," Burress said. "A black car came chasing her. She ran to a neighbor's house knocking."
Burress was left uneasy by that incident. Now, this latest homicide is putting her over the edge.
"It's the fear," Burress said. "It's just not safe anymore."
While detectives scoured the scene for evidence of who murdered the woman, those living in the neighborhood said they cannot help but think of the life lost and those now forever affected by it.
"I can't imagine the loss they are feeling at this time. My condolences. My heart goes out to that family," Burress said.
MPD is currently seeking a known male suspect in connection with the incident-- -- and are also trying to sort out the circumstances that led to this violent crime.