D.C. Police investigate deadly shooting of mother of two in Southeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Metropolitan Police Department says they are investigating a deadly shooting that took the life of a 40-year-old woman.

Police say on Sunday, at approximately 6:43 p.m., they responded to a home in the 700 block of 12th Street in southeast to check on the welfare of a person.

When inside, officers say they located Wykeena Ferguson, unconscious and unresponsive from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Family members say Ferguson, known as 'Keena,' was a mother to two boys. Her youngest son has special needs.

They say she recently started a catering business, one of three jobs to support her family.

"Keena had a heart of gold and she was so sweet so we are asking, please, give us some kind of closure, her family is hurting," said a family member who did not want to appear on camera. "She would give you the shirt off her back, anything you needed. We need justice, we need closure."

Family members tell DCW50 they are confident they know the person behind the crime, but a D.C. Police spokeswoman said they could not respond to questions about a person of interest because the case is still under investigation.

They are pleading for the person responsible to turn themselves in.

In a statement, they wrote, in part:

"We the family of Wykeena Ferguson are hurting, her two children are hurting, their mother has been tragically taken away from them. Her mother and father and siblings are pleading for you to turn yourself in. She didn't deserve any of this she was good to you and had a heart of gold."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099