JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Family members of a 16-year-old killed on the Westside said the teen was in a car that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tiphne Hollis, a 10th-grader at Ed White High School, was shot on Calvin Street, off Stockton, Saturday night.
She later died at the hospital.
"She had peace in her heart; she didn't like arguing, she didn't like fighting. She was a peacemaker, and sweet, sweet, sweet," said Tiphne's mother, Shanda Hollis.
Hollis' sister, Tiamber Hollis, said she was in a car with her sister and friends on Calvin Street when someone started shooting at the car.
"I seen blood on my sister's shirt, and that's when everyone started yelling and screaming (that) my sister is shot. We thought she was dead at first because she wasn't talking, she was unconscious. It was horrifying," said Hollis.
Hollis said she and other witnesses described the shooters to police. "Why would you do it? A car full of innocent young women, but my sister's life, she's gone. She can't come back to us."
There will be a candlelight vigil for Tiphne at the spot where she was shot on Calvin Street Tuesday night at 7.
Anyone who may have information on this shooting is asked to call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.
First Coast News