Family of shooting victim offer distraught plea
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A grieving family made a passionate plea for help in tracking down a killer.
The victim, 25-year-old Lakiesha Lampley, a mother of five, had just enjoyed a night out on the town before she came under fire, early Sunday morning.
Monday afternoon, her relatives went to the Miami Police Department to make their public plea. Her mother Mary, could hardly speak.
"I don't know. My head's messed up now. I don't know. I don't know..." she said before becoming overcome and choked up.
"We want to find out who really did it, you know," added another relative, who held and comforted the crying mother.
Lampley was killed during a shooting when someone opened fire on the car she was in, after she left a nightclub located at 35th Avenue and 36th Street with some friends. Her mother said what happened earlier, that same afternoon seems eerie now. "She wanted to hold our hands, and that's what we did," Mary said. "She said, 'We all we got, We all we got.'"
Her younger sister, Princess, was sitting on her sister's lap when the bullets flew. She was grazed on her right arm. "My arm was burning, and then I saw her blood on the side of me," she said, "and then she said, 'I'm hit. I'm hit,' and that was it."
Princess would hold her dying sister in her arms, but Lampley would die on the way to the hospital.
Police said the victims were with some men that may have gotten into a fight with some other men, earlier that night at the club. Police think it may be possible that those men shot at the car out of retaliation.
Police said they are looking for a newer model Chevy Tahoe that could be dark-colored or possibly even black. If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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