|Updated: 6/07/2012 8:55 am
||Published: 6/04/2012 9:19 am
Tulsa Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a car in north Tulsa on Monday.
Police say Marshay Marisha Wesson was found in the driver's seat of a car in the 2800 block of North Wheeling around 8 in the morning. Police say the woman had been shot.
Neighbors told FOX23 News they heard gunshots between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, despite the storms. One even said she heard screams, but thought the shots and screams came from adjacent neighborhoods where such sounds are commonly heard.
"I'm surprised that it happened in this area," Gladys, a neighbor who lives near the scene but did not share her last name for fear of becoming a crime target, said. "This is a quiet area."
"That is so sad," Patti Fleming, who also lives near the murder scene, said. "That is so sad. A murder?"
"[She was just] a baby...with a baby, I heard."
Investigators with the Tulsa Police Department weren't saying much Monday, but Wesson's Facebook page was updated shortly before she was killed, and seemed to indicate things in her life were looking up.
"I have every reason to smile...I have a wonderful daughter whos (sic) love is like no other she is the best...I start school June 12...Ill soon have a wonderful son...I have my own car N place to stay...!!! Its all just good LOL," Wesson wrote.
But Wesson's relatives say she was having problems, and they are pretty sure Marshay knew her killer.
Meanwhile, Fleming and Gladys were concerned both for Wesson's family and for their neighborhood.
"It saddens me that we're losing our young people, not only in this community and not only in this city, but in many cities," Gladys said.
She and Fleming started an Alert Neighbors program just weeks before the murder to make sure murder and other crimes would not move into their quiet little pocket of North Tulsa.
"I don't know what the solution is," Gladys said. "But right here we want to look after each other."
"Maybe with all the exposure, knowing that we are an Alert Neighbors, we will call the police," Fleming said. "But, God that's frightening."
Wesson's daughter, Ma'Kenzi, who turns one next week, is safe with relatives. Marshay's family told FOX23 News that she was seven months pregnant, and was would have given birth to a son on July 25.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.