Tyra Womack, announcer of Gospel Grace radio program for 30 years, shot outside her Baltimore home

Tyra Womack was pronounced dead by medical personnel Wednesday night after police responded to a call about the shooting at her home in the Lauraville neighborhood of the city,

FP Staff June 13, 2020 11:39:31 IST
Tyra Womack, announcer of Gospel Grace radio program for 30 years, shot outside her Baltimore home

A long time Gospel radio announcer was fatally shot outside her home in a case Baltimore police call a “senseless” and “tragic murder.”

Tyra Womack was pronounced dead by medical personnel Wednesday night after police responded to a call about the shooting at her home in the Lauraville neighborhood of the city, news outlets reported.

Womack, who also went by Tyra Phillips professionally, was an announcer on WEAA-FM’s Gospel Grace program for more than 30 years, and provided information on the church community during the weekly broadcast. She also was an administrative assistant at the US post office, her Linkedin page shows.

The “senseless” shooting that killed her seems to have followed a neighborhood dispute, according to a statement from Baltimore Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Monroe. She told The Baltimore Sun that investigators have identified a person of interest, but declined to provide any additional information.

The radio station, which is affiliated with NPR, took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

Check out the tweet below

“It’s one of those kinds of tragedies that just makes you numb,” Carolyn Showell, an official at Womack’s church, told the Sun. “That’s the word I keep hearing, numb. You’re traumatized because she’s one of those unlikely people.”

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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