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Friend: Victim of deadly shooting feared for her life

Mariah Wilson (Source: Family friend) Mariah Wilson (Source: Family friend)
Monday's shooting happened in the 300 block of South Clay Street. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Monday's shooting happened in the 300 block of South Clay Street. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A close friend of a young woman who was shot and killed in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood Monday night described her as a wonderful person who wanted to become a makeup artist.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 19-year-old Mariah Wilson. She lived on Crittenden Drive. The coroner said Wilson died from a single gunshot wound. 

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Cristal Bird told WAVE 3 News she was like a stepmother to Wilson, adding that the young victim was very loved. 

"She had the biggest heart," Bird said. "She was silly and goofy."

Bird also said Wilson recently expressed concerns about her safety and feared for her life.

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"I've been told that Mariah was scared and she hadn't gone to work because she thought someone was after her," Bird said.

Bird couldn't explain why, but Wilson's intuition may have been right. Police haven't released a motive or said if she was the intended target. 

Wilson was shot to death just before 6 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Clay Street outside Liberty Green Apartments.

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So far, police have not released any suspect information.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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