GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman killed in Grand Rapids earlier this week was shot and killed in front of her two young children, police say.
Grand Rapids Police Department Chief Eric Winstrom told News 8 his department is working “nonstop” on the investigation into Mya Kelly’s death.
Kelly, 23, was killed Monday night at a home on Canton Street SW near S. Division Avenue. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Winstrom said the shooting happened in front of Kelly’s two children, ages 1 and 3.
“To have an innocent mother, a 23-year-old woman, killed in front of her two young kids … absolutely devastating,” Winstrom said.
Police have not reported an arrest.
“We have made progress on it (the investigation) but we’re not to the point yet where I can share any details with you,” Winstrom said.
Grand Rapids has recorded 22 homicides for 2022. Winstrom said about 70% of those are considered solved. He said that exceeds the national solve rate of about 55%.
“We want to make sure that everyone of these murder victims, that their families see justice, that there’s justice for these individuals,” Winstrom said.
A GoFundMe account has been started to help cover funeral expenses for Kelly.