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Family looks for answers after woman shot in yard


OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City family is looking for answers after 52-year-old Frances Madision was shot multiple times standing in her own yard.

It happened in the 3200 block of N.E.15th St. just before 9 p.m. Monday.

Now police are talking to witnesses, hoping to get a suspect description.

With the shooter still on the loose, Madison’s family still can’t believe the 52-year-old woman was shot outside their home.

“She was just a happy-going person; every time you see her she had a smile on her face,” the victim’s niece, Crystal Alexander, said.

Alexander said her aunt was a mother of two and a grandmother.

She lived in the home where she was shot with her elderly mother, Cara Madison.

“It’s just really hard. We were all close together, all very, very close,” Cara Madison said.

Police said Madison was standing here in her front yard beside a pickup truck when another car pulled up and a person inside fired shots.

Madison’s family said she was hit four times.

The shooter drove away and Madison was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where she later died.

For Oklahoma City Police, this is the 76th time they’ve had to investigate a homicide this year.

However, for the Madison family, it’s a deeply personal tragedy.

“She was real loving person, loved the kids, loved her kids, loved to rap, loved to make jokes,” Alexander said.

Looking through pictures, they said now they will have to keep Madison’s memory alive.

If you have any information that can help police in this investigation, please call the homicide tip line at (405) 297-1200.