Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting in the city’s North Side that killed a woman.
The woman was found dead Saturday morning in the 1600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
The shooting is still under investigation.
“We’re not releasing any further information until we get to the investigators and we can provide the full facts,” said Officer Johnathon R. Riggs, a police spokesman.
The city’s police chief said in a statement late Sunday that investigators had not yet been able to identify a suspect and were still gathering information.
“This is a tragic situation,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.
“It is still in our early stages, and we do not know the suspect’s identity or motive.
We have not been able.
We are taking this very seriously.”
The shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m.
Saturday in the 2600 block of East Michigan Avenue, Flynn said.
The victim, who was identified by police as 51-year-old Jennifer C. Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene, Flynn added.
She had been shot in the upper body.
Police initially reported a possible robbery, but later identified it as a shooting.
Flynn said the woman’s boyfriend, who lives in Wisconsin, was questioned by police and later released.
Flynn did not elaborate on what that was about.
Miller was identified on social media by the Milwaukee chapter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
“I want to thank the Milwaukee PD for their quick response to this horrible tragedy,” NRA President Wayne LaPierre wrote on Twitter.
Miller’s death comes just weeks after a Milwaukee police officer fatally shot a black man in the back.
The two officers involved in the case have been placed on paid administrative leave.
A third officer was placed on leave after being charged in connection with the shooting.
The Milwaukee police chief also told The Associated Press that the department had received multiple complaints from residents about a number of issues in the area, including noise and litter.
A candlelight vigil for Miller was planned for Sunday night in front of the Milwaukee County courthouse.
The Rev. Robert E. Williams Jr. of the Waukegan Congregational Church said he was at the vigil and was “shocked and saddened.”
“My heart goes out to Jennifer Miller’s family,” Williams said in an email to FoxNews.com.
“Jennifer’s loss is devastating to her family and friends.
Miller, who lived in Wisconsin with her husband, was the wife of a retired Milwaukee police sergeant and had three children, police said. “
Our prayer is that justice is served in this case, that this tragedy is prevented from ever happening again, and that those who committed this heinous crime are held accountable.”
Miller, who lived in Wisconsin with her husband, was the wife of a retired Milwaukee police sergeant and had three children, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Milwaukee police crime-scene unit at 414-947-6100.
Miller worked as a police officer in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee, according a Milwaukee Police website.
She was the daughter of a Milwaukee firefighter and a Milwaukee officer, police have said.
She also had a husband who worked as an engineer.