Milwaukee Common Council president's niece killed near 27th and Grange

A woman, 26, was shot and killed in Milwaukee Sunday night, Feb. 26 near 27th and Clayton Crest Avenue – just north of Grange. It happened around 8:30 p.m.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner identified the victim as Aliyah Perez. Family told FOX6 News she is the niece of Milwaukee Common Council President José Pérez.

The Common Council president issued this statement Monday:

"My family has experienced an immense tragedy within the past 24 hours that has left us saddened beyond words.

I ask the news media and the public to please allow me and my family members space and privacy at this time.

Thank you."

Investigators are looking into what led to the gunfire. Neighbors said they heard more than five shots, and they then saw first responders trying to revive the woman. 

Police said they know who they are looking for, but as of Monday, no arrests had been made. 

President Pérez's fellow Common Council members offered their thoughts.

"I am very close with Alderman Pérez," said Alderman Bob Bauman. "He’s a great guy. He’s a strong family man, and he’s very devoted to his kids, to his extended family, and I know he had a very close affinity for his niece and close affection and was instrumental in raising her, and I’m sure he’s devastated. We feel his pain. We’re going to support him in every way we can."

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