Candle light vigil held for victims of quadruple homicide | Crime

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Candle light vigil held for victims of quadruple homicide

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Emotions are running high as the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office continues to search for whoever is behind the shooting death of four people in the Murray Hill area. Dozens of people crowded Randolph Street Monday night for a vigil in honor of the victims. 

Both children and adults were brought to tears, with candles in hand trying to make sense of it all. Four people shot and killed Thursday night inside of a home now surrounded with rest in peace posters, one reads "we love you daddy."

"I don't know what to tell his kids," said Sabrina Johnson. "They keep asking for their father."

Johnson, who is Derrick Williams' aunt says he leaves behind three children, and has joined one of his son's and his own father who died several years ago.

"His daughter is in pain," said Johnson. "His family is in pain."

Holding 11-year-old Keziyah Williams close, Johnson says her heart is hurting. Not just for her nephew but for the other victims as well, sisters 21-year-old Keshell and 22-year-old Keyonna Brown, along with 27-year-old Gontrell Hagans, whose family members say he too had 4 children.

Neighbors, loved ones and complete strangers lit a candle, said a prayer and together urged the community to come forward and help get a murderer or murderers off the streets. 

"If you know or heard any thing I don't care how small it seems to you but it's big to us," said Johnson. "We want justice for my nephew, Gontrell's family and the family of the two young ladies that lost their lives too."

JSO has not released a motive in the shootings and say there are no new details in the case. They're asking the public to come forward with any information. You can call JSO at 904-630-0500 or crime stoppers at 1-866-845-tips. 


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