BALTIMORE — "She's with me. She isn't going nowhere," said Racquel Harrison, Destiny Harrison's mother.
Destiny was shot in the head and killed at her beauty salon, Madam D Beauty Bar, on Saturday night. Thursday, family and friends gathered together at the salon on North Milton Avenue to celebrate the 21-year-old's life.
"Destiny was a sweet person. She was ambitious. She just wanted to do what she loves. She just wanted to do hair and be a mother," Racquel said. Destiny was a new mother and the owner of the salon where she was gunned down.
"It’s unbelievable.We didn’t expect nothing like this to happen. She in her own shop doing what she supposed to do. You know living an honest life, her own business," said Shelley Williams, Destiny's cousin. She said Destiny has been doing hair since she was a little girl. "She had a lot of clout with hair. She was real good with hair."
Now, they're just trying to get through this difficult time.
"It's a real struggle, struggle with my emotions. Thinking about my poor baby, about not seeing her again, about the way she passed," said Juanita Burton, Destiny's grandmother.
She said they're getting through together and are grateful for the support from the community.
"It’s all love," Racquel said. "It means a lot because I know it would mean a lot to destiny that people actually care."
Now, they're just waiting for answers. Harrison's friends say she may have been killed out of retaliation.
Harrison filed a complaint with police just 12 days prior saying she was attacked after catching two people trying to steal products from her salon. In the complaint, she said she was scared for her life and business.
New court documents show Destiny also filed a peace order, which is a form of a restraining order, against one of the people she filed charges against before her murder.