Shooting Victim’s Family Calls For Witnesses To Speak Up

SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis Police are still looking for suspects in Thursday’s mass shooting at Miami & Louisiana in south St. Louis.  Five people were shot.  Three teen males survived.  Two young women, Ronisha Jackson, 20, and Kiera Tanter, 16, were killed.

Police, neighborhood leaders, and the mayor criticized the victims’ families and the surviving victims themselves for doing little to help investigators.

Jackson’s family took issue with the criticism Saturday. Jackson`s mother, sister, and grandmother said they’d do anything to help catch her killer. They wondered if police were missing potential clues.

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“They’re bragging about everything on facebook.com,” Jackson’s mother, Cheryce Emery, said of potential suspects talking about the shootings under aliases on Facebook.

“If I knew who did it … I will tell on them.  I’m not trying to hide nothing,” said Jackson’s grandmother, Cheryl Hinds.   “The guy’s who were trying to kill my granddaughter’s boyfriend, wind up killing her.  He got shot in the leg.  She’s dead.”

“If you’re so scared, call in a tip line, remain anonymous, say anything that can help toward finding the murderers of my sister and a 16 year old girl,” said Jackson’s sister, Charnice Easterwood.  “I can`t sleep at night.  The image of my baby sister, the image is in my head: her eyes open in so much pain.  She was in so much pain,” she said through tears. 

They’ve heard the suspects left the shooting scene in a ‘burnt-orange’ colored Dodge Charger.

Anyone with information should call St. Louis Police. You can also contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers toll free at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). All callers can remain anonymous.

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