JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A violent weekend in Jacksonville as homicide investigators were called out to three separate cases Satruday night that ended with two young women dead and one man clinging to life.
The mother of the woman shot to death on Jacksonville's northside says the senseless killings have to stop.
"How do you bury your child? How do you go from a cookout to a funeral? So loving, so beautiful. She wasn't trouble. Everybody loved her. Just gorgeous. And I have to bury my baby," said Sabrina Wilcox.
Wilcox said she was cooking dinner with her daughter, 30-year-old Katrina Wilcox, around 7 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt Gardens Apartments when the unthinkable happened.
Police say a group was gathered at an apartment in the 2400 block of E. Lincoln Court when shots rang out.
"A young lady came here, and she said mama okay I'll be right back. I said I'll stay here. We were sitting down. Just talking having a good time. Just got through cooking hot dogs on the grill. It wasn't 10 minutes that someone came and told me that baby had got shot, and all I could get out of it is that they were playing cards and the young man got mad and shot my baby twice in the chest," said Wilcox.
She said her daughter, who was single and didn't have any children, graduated from Fortis Institute and cut hair for a living. Unable to make sense of her firstborn's death, she said she will always remember her smile and her laughter.
"The only message I have is they need to stop the senseless killing. It don't make sense to kill someone for no reason. It's uncalled for. It's unnecessary, and the ones who don't talk and don't come forward are just as guilty as the one who pulled the trigger, but my child will be laid to rest. I will make sure of that, but that child who pulled the trigger will never rest," said Wilcox.
Wilcox said police took three people in for questioning, but she was not aware of any arrests.
If you have any information about the deadly shooting call Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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