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Sunday, September 25, 2016

#HNNGunViolence Maria Wilson of #Louisville #Kentucky FEARED for her life before gunned down!

Mariah Wilson

Police in Kentucky released new details about a 19-year-old woman who was gunned down outside a Louisville apartment complex.

Police received a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of South Clay Street just before 6 p.m. Monday.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Mariah Wilson dead in a parking lot.

Wilson died from a single gunshot wound.

“I was watching TV and I heard some firecrackers. I thought it was firecrackers,” neighbor Sara Cowan told WLKY.

“It just sounded like furniture moving, so it didn’t really alarm me,” said neighbor Shekinah Armstrong, who lived in the Liberty Green apartments.

She said another neighbor was on the balcony adjacent to hers. The woman was hysterical and pointed to the ground below.

“She just kept saying, ‘oh God, oh God, oh God.’ That’s all she could muster.”

“My first instinct was to go help her. She was moving but then I didn’t know where the gunman was,” Armstrong said.

“It’s absolutely heartbreaking … and it’s just broad daylight,” said Armstrong.

A friend told investigators Wilson feared for her life recently.

Police said Wilson received threatening text messages on her cell phone. But investigators did not say if she was targeted by the killer.

Friends and family mourned Wilson in comments on her Facebook page.

“I saw her yesterday morning, early in the morning,” said Natwiya Yearby, a friend of Wilson’s.

Like others Yearby went to the last place Wilson was seen alive.

“I need to know where she was,” she said. “Was it really her? Like, I still don’t believe it.”

Yearby and other friends placed lighted candles and flowers at the scene.

“She’s really gone because of a selfish person,” Yearby said.

“We’re not going to sleep until we get answers.”

With files from Sandra Rose

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