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Vigil held for young mother fatally shot in northwest Indianapolis

Vigil held for young mother fatally shot in northwest Indianapolis

Vigil held for young mother fatally shot in northwest Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Treasure Gray’s family can’t understand why the 21-year-old new mother couldn’t attend a Fourth of July celebration last week.

“That’s something that’s worrying her sisters and everyone right now, because everyone was supposed to be at their grandmother’s house,” said Karen Cox, who described herself as Gray’s mother. “And Treasure didn’t make it. They talked to her and were going to meet up the next day, and then this happened early Friday morning.”


Gray suffered a fatal gunshot wound inside a car that eventually crashed into another vehicle and crashed into an IndyGo bus at age 18.He and Harding Street at 6 a.m. on Friday.

FOX59 and CBS4 asked Gray’s family if it was unusual for her to be at the intersection at 6 a.m. Her sister, Erica Hunter, said it was out of the ordinary for her to be in the area so early in the morning.

Hunter added that he still wants to know what Gray was doing and where he was headed that morning.

Hunter spoke to FOX59 and CBS4 at a family vigil Sunday night. The event was held near the intersection where Gray crashed. Hunter spoke to FOX59 and CBS4 while holding Gray’s daughter.

“Treasure adored this baby,” Hunter said. “She was loving and caring, and her smile was the most important thing.”

Three other people were injured in the crash and a gun was found in the second car at the scene, although IMPD has not announced whether it was the weapon used to kill Gray.

“This has to stop,” Cox said. “We don’t know the whole story of what happened. We’re going to find out.”

Gray’s family said detectives have given them indications that they are making progress in solving the tragedy, although no one has yet been charged in the case.