MILWAUKEE — A 14-year-old girl from Milwaukee was shot and killed in a shooting at 81st and Villard Monday night, police say.
The victim has been identified as Tommorow Brumfield.
Milwaukee police said the homicide happened around 9:35 p.m. She died at the scene of the shooting.
This is Tommorrow Brumfield. She was supposed to graduate from 8th grade today. Instead, she was shot and killed in Milwaukee last night. Police say they’re searching for a known suspect. https://t.co/y6UF2MjcqW pic.twitter.com/Jf7eNBXN7M— Sarah McGrew (@sarahrosemcgrew) June 14, 2022
Now, another Milwaukee family is mourning the loss of a child gone too soon. Tommorow's great uncle, Akpan Blake, spoke to TMJ4 about the grief the family is experiencing.
"I would never expect what happened last night," Blake said. "She was the brightest, greatest niece I ever had. She was the first. She was always respectful. She was a happy kid. She was special."
Her family said she also loved spending time with her sisters and listening to the K-Pop group BTS. She was supposed to go to her 8th grade graduation at 53rd Street School on Tuesday.
Blake wants to make sure Tommorow is remembered as more than just statistic.
"It's her graduation day. I could care less about the number. It's a number every year, in every city, in every state. My baby was supposed to graduate today. And she did. But she's now with her great grandmother. She's in heaven. So she's got bigger wings than a graduation diploma," Blake said.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said this is the 100th homicide of the year in Milwaukee County.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
Police said they are searching for a known suspect.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App.
This is the 100th homicide of the year. https://t.co/tN09tiZhzQ— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) June 14, 2022