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Community asks for justice in teens' deaths

Jazmine Shelton, Megan Simmons fatally shot 14 months ago in NW Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a walk for answers Saturday afternoon as a community came together asking for justice in the death of two teens.

Jazmine Shelton, 13, and Megan Simmons, 14, were shot and killed 14 months ago during a sleepover. No arrests have been made in the case. The shooting happened at a mobile home on Missouri Avenue on the city's northwest side.

Megan's family, along with members of the city's MAD DADS chapter, went door to door begging for any new information in the death of the two girls. The family and members said people can still come forward with new information.

Kylie Simmons, Megan's mother, wore a T-shirt with her daughter's picture. Fourteen months after Megan's death, her family still struggles.

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"It's so hard. I'm lost without her. I can't talk," Kylie Simmons said.

"She's in my heart," said Karen Pippin, Megan's grandmother. "I feel like she's with me everywhere I go. Everything I do."

"Her cousin, my son, were very close. He plays football. Every touchdown he makes, it's for her. He looks up at the sky and says, 'That's for you, Megan.' That just absolutely breaks our heart," said Jennifer Ethridge, Megan's aunt.

Jazmine Shelton and Megan Simmons

Steven Cheshire, Megan's father, shared with News4Jax what he misses most about her.

"Her beautiful red hair and that I didn't get to spend more time with her when I was able to," Steven Cheshire said.

Roland Cheshire, Megan's grandfather, said this was his first time working with MAD DADS.

"That's what I am, a mad granddad. I just want this solved," said Roland Cheshire. "I want whoever did this -- the subhuman species of animal who did this -- to be apprehended, caught."


About the Authors:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.