Stop the Violence walk held for teen killed in Norfolk shooting

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 11:20 PM

NORFOLK -- A Norfolk mother held a Stop the Violence walk Friday in memory of her daughter, Tyquisha Craig, who was shot to death in March. 

"Whoever done it is just living their life and my daughter's life is ended,” said Bridgette Wiggins, Craig’s mother.

The peace walk started on Chesapeake Boulevard at Norview High School, where Craig, 18, graduated last year.

From there, dozens of Craig’s family and friends took their message of peace through the surrounding neighborhoods, accompanied by an escort from Norfolk police.

Police said several people were at a party on Saint Julian Avenue on March 23, a fight started and it carried outside. At about 1:30 a.m., at least one person started firing, hitting 18-year-old Craig.

Paramedics took the teenager to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she died.

No arrests have been made.

"I don't see how anybody that's at a party, a kickback, in such a, you know, close environment, not know anything,” said Wiggins. “I know it's somebody out there, I just want whoever it is to come forward."

By holding the peace walk, Craig’s family hopes more people will come forward to help them seek justice.

“It's making a difference,” said India Simmons after seeing neighbors come out to see her march. “We might not change the world, but we can make a difference."

If anyone has information about Craig’s death, Norfolk police asks them to come forward.

There are three ways to provide tips to police:

Call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP

Text “NORFOLK plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES)

Submit a web tip to www.norfolkcrimeline.com

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for an arrest.

 

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