As mother mourns hit and run victim, another is killed

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Saturday morning, on Sept. 10, a mother is still mourning after her son was killed by a hit and run driver late last month.

At her son's funeral Saturday, she was also thinking about the latest hit and run victim.

"When I heard there was an accident last night it hurt my heart to hear that a young lady is no longer here with us, and now it's time for us as a community to come together and stop this," said Gloria Shaw, the mother of 23-year-old Xavier Casanova Davis.

Davis was killed at around 12:30 a.m. near 6th and Juneau on Aug. 28th.

Shaw says the community, police or someone needs to do something.

"We're losing people everyday over stupid senseless things," said Shaw.

Police are still looking for the driver of the 2021-2022 Black Dodge Ram 1500 TRX that police say hit him will speeding Northbound on N. 6th.

"Xavier was walking across the street, minding his own business, walking with the light, and a person plowed him down and left him to die," said Shaw.

Shaw said the hundreds of people who came to his funeral at Invisible Reality Ministries were there because of how Xavier touched their lives.

"Xavier was our glue, he was, and he will be greatly missed," said Shaw.

She says now, she's hoping for whoever did this to do the right thing.

"I'm ready for the person to either turn themselves in or the police to you know catch them," said Shaw.

She says the same goes for this latest incident.

"The hit and runs really need to stop, because you're taking people who are truly loved from their families," said Shaw.

Police said the vehicle has a hood scoop with amber lights inside, amber mirror lights and possibly flashing headlights.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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