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Family fights for answers in shooting death of 16-year-old girl

Posted at 10:19 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 23:19:59-04

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee family is demanding more information after a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed near 8th and Keefe.

It’s been more than three weeks since that crime, and the family says they have not been contacted by anyone.

Community activist, Tory Lowe, is now stepping in to help.

Lowe and the family showed up at Milwaukee Police District Five Friday evening to try and get more answers.

Qunyonce Moore, 16, was shot and killed near 8th and Keefe on June 30th. Her family says her body was found near a home that has since been damaged in a fire.

Milwaukee Police said they’re investigating. No new information has been released.

“They say my daughter was shot,” said Jacqueline Moore, Qunyonce’s mom. “Other than that, I know nothing. Nobody came to talk to me. Nobody came to meet with me. I wouldn’t wish this type of pain on anyone. Qunyonce was a beautiful, sweet girl.”

“She was my queen,” said Earl Godson, Qunyonce’s grandfather. “I never thought this would happen to my family. The shootings need to stop.”

Qunyonce leaves behind a one-year-old daughter, Quayla.

“Qunyonce was that baby’s world,” Moore said. “She was robbed of a future with her mom.”

“She asks for her mom every day, and cries for her at night,” Godson said.

Lowe says this family deserves more support and justice.

“We are all out here making noise trying to say black lives matter, but then this family was neglected for three weeks,” he said. “We need to get our resources around this family.”

If you saw anything on June 30th, or know anything about Qunyonce Moore’s death, you are urged to call Milwaukee Police (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers (414) 224-TIPS.

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