Pancy Shelton to be evicted from her home
Daughter Jazmine was shot, killed at home on Saturday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The mother who lost her daughter to gun violence over the weekend says she is now being evicted from her home.
It's the same home where her daughter, 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton and her friend, Megan Simmons, was shot Saturday. Friends said Simmons is still on life support.
Pancy Shelton said the electric company turned her power off and the city put up a notice condemning the house. She said this is happening to her at one of the most difficult periods in her life.
"I lost my daughter and now I am losing the only home I have," Shelton said. "You know, what else can I do?"
Shelton said the home she was raised in is now condemned by the city. She admits that her three-bedroom mobile home was badly damaged and getting old before the shooting that claimed her daughter, Jazmine.
Police said early Saturday morning, dozens of bullets were fired into the home while the girls were in the living room area. Investigators believe that someone targeted the home, but the teens were likely not the intended target.
"I just want my daughter to rest in peace and I just want them to catch whoever did this to her," Shelton said.
Shelton said the city condemned the home because of condition, forcing her to move out immediately, all while grieving her daughter.
"They have taken my light pole meter and they are only giving us a certain amount of time to get our stuff out in between funeral arrangements and everything else," Shelton said. "I guess you have to be a strong person and right now, I don't feel strong."
A viewing for Jazmine Shelton will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home on Normandy Boulevard, and her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Paxon Revival Center Church.
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