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Woman killed near 17th and Wright in Milwaukee, Medical Examiner says

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 13:44:24-04

MILWAUKEE — A woman was killed in Milwaukee near N. 17th St. and W. Wright St., the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office reported Thursday.

The office shared the news on Twitter just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Woman killed near 17th and Wright in Milwaukee

The homicide happened in the 1700 block of W. Wright St., near N. 17th St.

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17th and Wright

The Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy will be performed on the woman on Friday.

The woman's father told TMJ4 News her name was Daneysha Velez. They called her DayDay, he said, and she was just 24 years old.

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Daneysha Velez was killed on Wright Street Thursday afternoon.

Velez, based on MCMEO data, is the ninth female homicide victim just this month.

Police are investigating her death, but have yet to release any details. Neighbors reported a large amount of gunfire.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

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