An 18-year-old woman has been killed on a bicycle outside a Detroit house Wednesday afternoon. A man was also injured.
According to Fox2detroit, Tikiya Allen, 18, was shot while on her bicycle outside of a friend’s duplex in the area of Pingree and Linwood around 4:30 p.m.
According to police, a person in a red Taurus opened fire on a group of people who were hanging out before escaping. Bullets hit Allen and a 20-year-old guy. It is likely that the man will live.
The 18-year-old who is a nursing student at Oakland University had dreams of becoming an anesthesiologist. Fox2detroit added.
“You just don’t shoot nobody innocent. You took somebody’s life and loved one. It wasn’t meant for her,” said Kai Cooks, Allen’s mother. “I want the killer off the street that did this.”
Chief James White of the Detroit Police Department stated that he did not believe the shooting was random. He pleaded for an end to the violence and encouraged anybody with knowledge on the incident to come forward.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable,” he said “Everybody has got too tired of this tired of me telling this story over and over again.”