Family Seeks Justice for Woman Killed in Milwaukee Shooting

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – A tragic incident has left a Milwaukee family devastated as they seek answers in the untimely death of a young woman who was shot and killed while sitting in her car. The victim, identified as 27-year-old Darlene Owney, was found at the intersection of 12th and Locust streets near the Harambee neighborhood. Friends and family gathered for a touching candlelight vigil in her memory on Thursday evening.

Shamanuel Owney, Darlene’s sister, expressed the family’s anguish and frustration over the circumstances surrounding her sister’s death. She emphasized Darlene’s significance to them and the pain of losing someone so cherished. The shooting occurred late Tuesday evening, with Darlene caught in the midst of gunfire while seated in her car along with a group of individuals.

The family is left grappling with unanswered questions about the tragic incident, unsure of the motive behind the shooting or who may have been responsible. Close family friend, Mary Steele, described Darlene as a determined individual who had a passion for volunteering. Darlene dedicated her free time to helping others, particularly at a nearby church where she assisted in feeding the elderly and homeless during the summer months.

Known for her vibrant personality and aspirations of becoming a professional DJ, Darlene was also remembered for her love of caring for the neighborhood cats and her deep filial bond with her mother. The impact she had on those around her was profound, with friends and family deeply saddened by her sudden departure. Milwaukee police are actively investigating the case but have yet to make any arrests.

Detectives have urged anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation by contacting the authorities or providing anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers. In response to the tragedy, Darlene’s family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to gather funds for her funeral expenses. The community continues to mourn the loss of Darlene Owney, hoping for justice to prevail in solving this senseless act of violence.