Police plea for tips for information on shooting that killed unborn child

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Topeka Police Dept. is urging anyone with information about the shooting of a pregnant woman and the death of her unborn child to step forward.

Keishona Wilkins was shot multiple times in September 2018 as she walked out of her home, in the 2600 block of SW Skyline Pkwy., around 10:30 p.m. The shooting left her paralyzed from the waist down.

Police have been investigating the case as a homicide.

At the time of the shooting, investigators said they had developed "strong leads" and were trying to determine the circumstances around the shooting. On Thursday, Cochran said they have run all of them down. He says the circumstances of the shooting and the way it took place lead them to believe someone knows something.

Saying Wilkins was "courageously trying find out what her new normal was," the Wilkins' mother Bridgett Schuler pleaded for someone who knew what happened to contact police.

Wilkins had attended the news conference but did not speak.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Topeka Police Dept.'s Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.