A mother's plea for justice after a woman is killed on Milwaukee's north side

NOW: A mother’s plea for justice after a woman is killed on Milwaukee’s north side

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are looking for the person who shot and killed a woman on the city's north side last week.

It happened just after 3:30pm on July 21 near 17th and Wright streets. The victim is identified as Daneysha Valez, 24. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office, Valez is the ninth female homicide victim this month.

Jacqueline Vega is Valez's mother. She says her daughter was affectionately known as "Day Day".

"My baby was beautiful. She had a good heart. She was very loyal to her friends, to her girlfriend," said Vega. She says after living in Milwaukee for 16 years, she no longer feels safe. "The violence wasn't this bad when I first got here," she said.

CBS 58 reached out to Milwaukee police for an update on the case. Officials only said that the investigation is ongoing.

Vega says she doesn't think the murder was a random crime and she believes the killer may have known her daughter. Police have not released any details about the events leading up to the shooting. "Somebody hated her that much," said Vega.

Vega believes justice will be served and says more needs to be done to protect the city, especially children.

"Those parents who are not worried about their kids, should be worried about their kids because you never know when you're going to lose yours," she said.

If you have any information, please contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or the P3 Tips App.

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