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.”
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”