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Loved ones grieve for mother of 7 killed in shooting: 'She did not deserve that bullet'

Police said a 23-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were taken into custody
Iris Young
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Posted at 5:10 AM, Aug 11, 2022

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting Thursday morning.

Officials said the shooting happened near 26th and Kilbourn around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday night. When officers arrived, they found a 50-year-old woman with gunshot injuries. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Friends and co-workers identify the woman as Iris Young.

Thursday morning, friends and co-workers gathered to honor Young. Young was a mother of seven.

"She did not deserve that bullet in the head and her kids do not deserve to be without a mother," said Sheila Long, her long-time friend.

Long worked with iris for years, she tells us Young left work at Wendy's around 11 p.m.

"She was on her bike riding going home," Long said. "She cut through this way to go that way."

Long said Young stopped and encountered two people arguing, and a young woman waving around a gun.

Not long after she said that same gun went off striking her friend.

MPD said it took a 23-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man into custody in connection to the incident. Police also recovered a firearm.

Long said the man and woman left the area after the shooting, without helping Young.

"She's not no piece of trash, Young's friend said. "She's somebody's mother. She was lovable."

Iris is one of 139 killed in Milwaukee this year.

Long said she and her other co-workers will not allow Young to be another statistic but will continue to keep her memories alive.

Iris Young
Iris Young

Now, police say charges are being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

If you have any information on this incident, contact the police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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