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The parents of Secoriea Turner, the eight-year-old girl who was shot dead by armed civilians who had commandeered a street in Atlanta, are pleading for witnesses to come forward.
Police said she was in the car with her parents on University Avenue Saturday night. A group of armed protesters stopped the vehicle near Pryor Road; an altercation broke out. Shortly someone opened fire, and Secoriea was shot multiple times.
“They killed my baby because they crossed a barrier and made a u-turn. You killed a child. She didn’t do nothing to nobody,” Secoriea’s father, Secoriya Williamson, said at the news conference.
“If you know something, say something,” Williamson said. “Do what’s right. You will not be labeled as a snitch. You’ll be labeled as a hero.”
“We understand the frustration of Rayshard Brooks.. we understand.” her mother, Charmaine Turner, said. “We don’t have anything to do with that.. we innocent. We didn’t mean no harm. My baby didn’t mean no harm.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom called for an end to violence in Atlanta.
“We are shooting each other up on our streets in this city. And you shot and killed a baby,” Bottoms said during a press conference on Sunday. “And there wasn’t one shooter, there were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby. We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force.”
Police have released images of two persons of interest in the case.
There is a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 404-477-TIPS.