'She had a beautiful spirit': Woman killed in triple shooting near Water and Clybourn

NOW: ’She had a beautiful spirit’: Woman killed in triple shooting near Water and Clybourn

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police say a 31-year-old woman is dead and two 23-year-old men were injured in a shooting near Water and Clybourn Thursday night, Feb. 10.

It happened around 10 p.m. outside of Brownstone Social Lounge downtown. 

Police say an argument led to the shooting, but they do not have information on a suspect.  

Co-workers and friends identified the 31-year-old woman fatally shot as Krystal Tucker. They say she was well-known and respected all across town. 

"She had a beautiful spirit. She was extremely funny, beautiful smile," said Jona Moore, general manager of the Brownstone. 

Tucker was the executive assistant and a server at the Brownstone Social Lounge -- a safe haven for young professionals and a place to network. 

"We work really hard to make sure our customers have a safe place to go to and be in an environment where they feel welcomed," said Jona Moore.

Tucker was an employee for a year and a half. 

"At a loss for words. Very hurt, devastated," said Moore.  

In a Facebook post, the lounge said they don't allow anyone under 27 years old inside. 

The post said that's the reason the shooter was denied access, leading to the suspect opening fire on three employees. 


David Blackmon was there and saw it all go down. 

"Security had to do their job and they were trying to get him out the door. I think Krystal may have opened the door as soon as he kind of put them out the door, that's when the guy started shooting," said Blackmon. "We got up, everybody rushed to the back and I had to come back and gather some things that were left behind, and that's when unfortunately I saw Krystal on the floor."

Tucker was a co-host for the "Real Bar Talk" podcast before starting a spinoff show with her best friend. Her podcast family says she was a voice of laughter. 

"There's definitely going to be a long road ahead of healing and understanding, but we are strong and we are going to get through it together," Moore said. 

Police are looking through surveillance footage to assist with their investigation.  Anyone with information is urged to call police. 

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