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23-year-old woman shot, killed inside Grand Rapids home identified by police

Grand Rapids Police are investigating a shooting death that happened on Canton Street SW near S. Division Avenue Monday night.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Police Department has identified the woman police say was shot and killed inside her home on the city's southwest side on Dec. 26.

Police say the victim has been identified as 23-year-old Mya Kelly.

The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. on Canton Street SW near S. Divison Avenue on Monday.

"She didn't deserve this," said Malaysia Tepper. "Her family didn't deserve this. Her children have to wake up every day without their mom. And it hurts me because I'm a mom."

Tepper described Kelly as a lovely and genuine person. Her heart hurts from this loss. She hopes and prays the person who did this will be found and action will be taken against them. 

Authorities have not shared any details on a potential suspect. 

Details are scarce, and authorities said the investigation is ongoing. 

If you have any information that can help police, you can call detectives can at 616-456-3380. You can also send an anonymous tip through Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or www.silentobserver.org.

Credit: WZZM

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