"We need to stop wondering:" Family seeks answers after loved one fatally shot at party

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee family wants justice and mourns the death of a teenage victim fatally shot at a party near 35th and Auer this past weekend. The victim in this case is 19-year-old Erika Walker.

"The number one question we would all like to know is the truth about what happened. Why did this incident even occur? Why did it have to go this far?" asked Adam Hogan, Walker's cousin.

Milwaukee police say an altercation at a party led to gunfire. Walker was shot. She was taken by friends to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.

"We need to stop wondering. It's gone. It happened. May she rest in peace. But we still need justice and answers. Whoever did this needs to be locked away for life. They need to let us know what happened," said Hogan.

Friends say there were ten to 20 people at the party. They believe someone knows something.

"I'm coming forward to send a message. The victory was in my daughter, not in the streets. It's my hope my daughter's unfortunate death, represents as Tom Franklin says, time for a revolution, a revolution of peace and justice in my hometown Milwaukee," said Michelle Walker, the victim's mother.

Erika Walker was a rap artist with dreams of hitting it big. Her family says she had a show scheduled in Atlanta next week.

"For anybody who knows anything, it is my hope that you do the right thing because it could be your child not just mine," said Michelle Walker.

Milwaukee police continue to search for suspects.