Jermaine Schofield, a 24 year-old father of two, was shot dead early Sunday morning in his West Baltimore neighborhood. The next day, his mother held a candlelight street vigil with 25 other mourners to honor her son.
Unfortunately, things took yet another tragic turn when a gunman opened fire at the vigil. He reportedly shot five people, four of them being women. According to Allen B. West, all injuries have been described as non-life-threatening.
“We only wanted to celebrate my son, and they’re shooting at us,” lamented Schofield’s mother Doreen, according to Daily Mail. “What else is it you want? What else do you want? You got my son — and you’re still shooting at us because we have a candlelight vigil? When will it end?”
“I’m tired. I’m tired,” the mother added. “It’s innocent people being shot. Enough is enough.”
Making matters even worse, the police have not even been able to identify the shooter because witnesses have refused to identify the gunman to them. Jay Stalien, a black police officer currently serving In Riviera Beach, Florida, wrote a post on Facebook about situations just like this one:
“I remember the countless times I canvassed the area afterwards, and asked everyone “did you see who did it,” and the popular response from the very same family members was always, “F**k the Police, I ain’t no snitch, I’m gonna take care of this myself.” This happened every single time, every single homicide, black on black.”
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