Friends, Family Rally To Find Gunmen Who Killed 1-Year-Old In East Hills
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s been six months since an infant was shot and killed in the East Hills.
And Saturday night, police were still searching for the gunmen.
Family and friends held a rally demanding an arrest, as well.
They’ve been taking this message to a number of Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods since the murder of 1-year-old Marcus White. Last May, three gunmen fired shots into a crowd of people at a picnic in the 2300-block of East Hills Drive. Baby Marcus was killed and two of his aunts were wounded.
Kadejiah Tyler still has a bullet lodged in her stomach.
“We thought we heard fireworks, but we seen everybody running and as my sister fell, she had my nephew in her hand, I tried to jump on them, that’s when I was shot,” said Tyler.
Six months later, no suspects have been arrested.
“Somebody knows something, it’s sad we’re talking about a baby’s life that was lost and nobody is saying anything,” said Krystal Allen. “It’s sad, it’s really hurtful.”
This is the fourth neighborhood gathering by family, friends and community activists.
They came to Braddock because it’s believed the gunmen are from that area. They’re hoping prayers and pleas for help will bring them to justice.
“We need you, oh God, to intervene, move on that heard, it takes heart power to rectify this situation,” said Rev. Richard Freeman of Resurrection Baptist Church.
“What better way to have a Thanksgiving gift is to make sure this family finds out who killed baby Marcus,” said State Rep. Ed Gainey.
Tyler says this won’t be the last time they hold a neighborhood rally for justice in the murder of Marcus White.
“We’re just trying to have them in every community because we don’t know who did it, so we’re going to go to every community until someone talks and speaks up,” she said. “We’ll be wherever they take us.”
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