JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Standing in front of a mobile home riddled with bullets about two dozen
people gather around Pancy Shelton and light candles in memory of her
only daughter Jazmine Shelton.
"My daughter was my best friend. She was wonderful," Pancy Shelton said. "She was sweet, she was caring, loving, always considerate of others."
"I miss my daughter and I hope and pray justice will be served and arrests will be made," Shelton says.
Shelton says her 13 year old who was about to start 6th grade was inside watching a horror movie with her best friend 14-year-old Megan Simmons when someone outside opened fire.
Neighbors reported hearing as many as 40 or 50 shots fired.
"I just hope that whoever knows anything or had anything to do with this that the Lord weighs their heart so heavy that they can't keep it in," family friend Dawn James says. "That they have to come forward because this was not intended for these children at all and it's such a loss at such a young age."
With the glow of candles lighting up the night Mad Dad chapter president Donald Foy lead the group in prayer then invited them to share their thoughts. "This should have never happened to two people I knew very well, hung out with every night, every day. Spent a lot of time around of both of them. came to know and it saddens me to have to sit here and have to be doing this for them. Two people I never thought I'd never have to do this for. It really hurts."
"There is no way you can put it into words. It was a senseless act of violence that did this," Shelton said.
First Coast News