ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- At almost 7 feet tall in heels, Ms. Wanda was bigger than life and a rising star nationwide, performing in New York, Miami and Vegas. But that ended Tuesday when Wanda, whose real name was Anthony Lee, was shot while visiting a friend in Tampa.

"I miss him now."

Anthony's sister, Barbara Lee-Thomas, is heart-broken. Shecannot believe someone would want tokill her brother, and was amazed when she and her family were bombarded by condolences from total strangers.

"He loved people, and that's the part that was heart warming. People would see me on the street and say, 'I saw your brother's show. It was awesome. It was great,'" said Lee-Thomas.

But there will be no more shows. Tampa Police are looking for two suspects, but don't believe Anthony was the target.

"We do not believe this was a random act of violence. We know that the two suspects went down the dead end street andtargeted that house, but we are working to determine who was the actual target inside," said Tampa Police spokesperson Laura McElroy.

For now, Anthony's family takes comfort in the love of Wanda's fans, and knowing that Anthony was a star that dimmed too soon.

"He was well on his way. He was well on his way," said Lee-Thomas.

You may also like...

Teen Sex:Online support grows 18-year-old girl who had same-sex relationship with 15-year-old

Prostitute Roundup:92 arrested in online sex sting

Cannonball:Men who jumped on top of manatees may face charges

Investigation:Florida shortens yellow lights to cause more red light tickets

Attractive Convict: Woman behind mug shot meme sets the record straight

Crime-Fighting Gator:Man flees cops, attacked by alligator

Homebrew Soda:Man claims to find Coca-Cola recipe, sells it on eBay

Watch this, Brother:Hulk Hogan does the weather at 10 News!

Record-breaker:18-foot python caught in Florida!

Dwinking and Dwiving:Barbara Walters' daughter arrested for DUI

PHOTOS:Bikini bike wash!

Happy Reunion:Kidnapped kids taken to Cuba back with grandparents

Faces of Meth: Before and After pictures

Sex tape scandal:Miss Delaware Teen USA resigns

Neigh!Video shows man brutalizing, having sex with horse

Sex blog:Tampa area school CFO busted over her dirty sex porn blog *warning, GRAPHIC*

Nasty Nasty Dining:10 of the nastiest restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2012

APP-tastic:Download the 10 News app for your iPad

Bikini Photos:2012 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

Money Mondays: How you can search for unclaimed cash

Sex Offender Mugshots:Look up Florida Sex Offenders here

Bikinis, mud, trucks:The Redneck Yacht Club

Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures

Nip/tuck:Hooters tries surviving middle age with a makeover

Outrageous mug shot galleries...

Strange:Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen

Notorious Women:Bad girls behind bars

Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots

Celebrities:The rich and famous have their own booking photos

Jaw droppers: Open mouth mug shots

Laughers:What's so funny mug shots

Prostitutes:Prostitute mug shots

Athletes:Professional athlete mug shots

Porn arrests:Child porn arrest mug shots

Local Mugs:Hillsborough County Mug shots

More unusual mug shots and galleries:10 News slideshows and galleries

Read or Share this story: