Alvita Davis, left, and Nicole Hyman, mothers of murder victims Latia Jones and Rodney Ramseur, Jr., embraced after releasing balloons with about 50 other people during a vigil held in remembrance of the couple Tuesday night on Sparks Streets in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Jones and Ramseur were killed by an unknown gunman on a rainy night last May while sitting on the porch of a home on Sparks Street near 3rd Street. Investigators say they were shot at close range.
The two mothers made an appeal during an interview on NBC10, asking anyone with information to step forward and contact police:
“I didn’t enjoy my Mother’s Day. You took my Mother’s Day away from me,’ said Davis, adding that she will pray that conscience will lead the killer to “come forth and be a man and say what you’ve done.”
Slideshow: Families come together in remembrance. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek.
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