Providence police say woman who was shot and killed on Sunday morning, was not intended target

There are no suspects in custody as of one week after the killing.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Providence police have identified the victim of Sunday morning’s random shooting on Olney Street.

The victim, 24-year-old Miya Brophy-Baermann of Warwick, was shot across from the Roger Williams Green Building in Providence early on Sunday morning.

Police say Brophy-Baermann was talking to a friend, when a vehicle drove by, with shots fired around 3:30 a.m. This was the 13th homicide of the year in the city.

On Monday, Major David Lapatin told reporters it is believed Brophy- Baermann was standing with a man who was mistaken by someone else by a ‘group’ who was the actual target.

Lapatin says the investigation remains a priority, but because the high speed the shooter was driving at it makes this investigation more involved.

Brophy-Baermann just started a job as a Speech Pathologist this year, after graduating from Northeastern University.

Hours after Brophy- Baermann’s death, her friends spoke with ABC6, recounting the moments leading up to the unthinkable act.

“I can’t fathom why someone would ever do that to an innocent person. I don’t. My mind could never process what they were thinking,” Shayna Darezzo, a friend of Brophy-Baermann’s, said.

Providence Police are searching for both witnesses and suspects.

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