Young mother dead after double shooting, family says

WATCH: Young mother dead after double shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fox13 has learned the woman rushed to the hospital after a double shooting in north Memphis yesterday afternoon has died.

Akasuki Pettis Waller, 25, was fatally shot on Alma St.

We first told you about the shooting as breaking news at 5 p.m. yesterday.

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The victim’s mother told us her daughter leaves behind three children.

A man also died in that shooting.

The mother told FOX13’s Siobhan Riley that she has no idea what led to this.

She’s hoping detectives here can give her the answers she’s looking for.

Waller’s mother was brought to tears when talking about the death of her daughter.

She said the man killed was her daughter’s boyfriend.

“She was planning on a good Christmas for her children,” said Cassandra Waller, the mother. “It’s just hard, just hard. Just hard.”

An emotional Waller talked about the loss of her daughter shot and killed after the double homicide in the 800 block of Alma St. Tuesday, just before 3:30 p.m.

“I know I can’t bring her back, nobody else can bring her back but I just wish she was still here,” Waller said.

The mother said the last time she heard from her daughter was around noon Tuesday. She told her she was going to the store.

Little did she know, that would be the last time she would hear from her daughter. The mother of three was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

“It hurts to lose a person especially somebody you love, your relative love one she can’t come back, and I know,” she said.

Family members said the man who was found dead when police arrived was Waller’s boyfriend. They said the couple had children together.

Although family members aren’t sure what led to the shooting, they have a message for the person accused of doing this.

“Please come forward,” the mother said. “Turn yourself in. Stop hurting people out here.

We were told Waller loved her family and loved to cook.

This is a second time in about a week that a mother from north Memphis has been shot and killed.

We also told you about Sierra Parson, who leaves behind 10 children.

The recent homicides brings the total in Memphis to 182 this year.