BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Family members of a woman and toddler found fatally shot in southwest Baltimore Friday have identified them as a mother and daughter.

Shiand Miller and her three-year-old daughter Shaniya Gilmore were found shot inside a vehicle in the 200 block of Boswell Street just before noon Friday, family members said. Shiand Miller was also eight months pregnant.

Police spent much of the day at the scene of the double shooting but do not have anyone in custody.

Ariel Johnson, who identified herself as Shaniya’s great aunt, said she’s in disbelief over the girls’ death.

“It’s no words to describe how we feel right now that our three-year-old loved one was gunned down,” she said.

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Shaniya’s great grandfather said she was the light of her family members’ lives.

“She brought her by the house to see me last week,” he said. “That was my daughter’s heart.”

WJZ also spoke with the woman who made the 911 call after finding the two inside the car. She said around 8:45 a.m. she saw the woman, who she thought was sleeping, in a car.

When the woman returned around 10:25 and saw the car was still there, she knew something was wrong.

“This time I pulled all the way up toward the car and was like, ‘Miss! Miss! Miss! Miss!’ and I knew something was wrong so I called 911 and told them it was a woman there unresponsive,” she said. “The city has become so heartless, you know, crime is so prevalent and nothing is being done.”

The woman, who did not want to be identified, told WJZ she had no idea there was also a toddler in the car.

Last night, she said she heard what she thought were fireworks in the area. Now, she wonders if it may have been gunshots.

Detectives from the homicide unit are investigating this incident and interviewing possible witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.

Rachel Menitoff

Comments (9)
  1. Frank says:

    I am suprised anyone cares. Lets defund the police so more people get shot.

  2. King Julian says:

    it will be said the police did it

  3. Bill Smiths says:

    Let’s see if they protest over this sicking crime…….never happen.

  4. CARGO says:

    “guns make us safer and are good clean family fun”- this shooting brought to you by the NRA where your “right” to have a gun is more important than a child’s right to grow up.

    1. King Julian says:

      guns do make us safer

  5. Jack Schitt says:

    AMEN!

  6. v says:

    She filed assault charges twice against the same guy, the second time he got jail time. If he is out I’d want to know where he was as the happened 3 years to the day of when he assaulted her the 2nd time that he got jail for. If not him, where are all the baby daddys? This smacks of a domestic problem and not a random crime. I feel sorry for the baby and for her too if she had nothing to do with it in terms of risky behaviors.

  7. Bill Smiths says:

    Just like a stupid lib blame it on guns instead of the person with the gun. There is truly something wrong with the way you people think.

  8. 66 says:

    There is truly something wrong with people who think the man who killed her should have a gun and that whoever sold it to him will not be also held accountable.

    GUNS ARE RUINING THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REPEAL THE 2ND AMENDMENT!!!!!!!

    More people are gunned down here than in countries with anarchy & civil wars- granted that is what Trump has brought us to & you may be safer in Afghanistan or El Salvador than here in Trump’s violent America. He said he would “bring back law and order” and look at the mess we have now that he is only making worse…….while he plays golf & pays people to fill an arena to stroke his yuge ego

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