Wilkinsburg

An unborn baby boy became the 6th victim of the Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania mass shooting on Wednesday.

Police say two gunmen opened fire at a backyard cookout, killing 5 adults -- 4 women and one man -- at 1304 Franklin Avenue. 2 men remain in critical condition at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. One woman was treated and released.

The deceased victims are identified as siblings Chanetta Powell, 25, Brittany Powell, 27, and Jerry Michael Shelton, 35, and their cousins Tina Shelton, 37, and Shada Mahone, 26. Chanetta Powell was 8 months pregnant with a baby boy. The family dog was also killed.

It was a nice day for a cookout on Wednesday night. The weather was unseasonably warm for March. The victims -- about 15 family members and friends -- gathered in the backyard of Brittany Powell's home to play dominoes, drink beer and eat barbecue.

Police say two unknown assailants approached the backyard from different directions.

One gunman approached on Hazel Way, the alley at the rear of the backyard. Without warning, he opened fire on the gathering with a .40 caliber handgun. The shots sent the panicked party guests scrambling toward the house.

The 'X' on the above photo marks the spot where a 2nd assailant stood behind a chain link fence at the side of the house, less than 10 feet away from the back door.

The 2nd gunman sprayed the victims with a Russian style AK-47 assault rifle as they rushed up the steps onto the tiny back porch. He aimed high, with ruthless precision, hitting all of the victims at least once in the head.

4 of the dead were found in a pile on the back porch. 3 children inside the house were unharmed, according to the Post-Gazette.

“[The victims] were herded there on the porch. It was just horrible,” said federal agent Chris Taylor, whose agency is assisting local police with the investigation.

“They funneled them onto the porch and then just lit them up,” Agent Taylor told the Post-Gazette. “It was like a military [operation]… Then once the first guy died, he blocked the door and the girls were stuck on the porch and buh-buh-buh-buh, they’re all down there behind him. Thank God the kids were all right.”

Investigators found 49 shell casings at the scene. 31 shots were fired from the AK-47 and 18 from the handgun.

Agent Taylor said the "cheap" high powered rifle caused the most damage to the bodies. He counted 50 bullet holes in one woman's body (entry and exit wounds).

“I’m getting shot with everything you’re getting shot with,” he said, describing the gory details. “When you’re only 5, 6 feet away, the bullets are going through three people, they were so close. That’s why law enforcement [officers carry] ammo that stops in people. We don’t want to shoot somebody and it goes through people."

Police are reviewing grainy surveillance footage from the area which shows 2 men approaching the house on foot. Afterwards, the same 2 men are seen leaving the area.

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"I lost three children and two nieces," said Jessica Shelton during a news conference Thursday at the Lighthouse church in Mount Oliver on Thursday. Shelton was the mother of Jerry Michael Shelton, Brittany Powell and Chanetta Powell. She said the other two victims were her nieces.

Shelton said she attended the family gathering at Brittany's house on the fateful day. She said she left the cookout about 9 p.m. A friend called her and told her about the massacre after watching a report on the 11 p.m. news.

Shelton recalls seeing three men arrive at the cookout earlier that evening. She said one of her daughters greeted the three men as they arrived. Shelton said she didn't recognize two of the strangers who both identified themselves as "Ace."

She was suspicious that the three men escaped the backyard slaughter unharmed.

Her son, Lamont Powell, remains in critical condition in ICU. He was shot 4 times in the neck, chest, lower back and hand. He is scheduled for more surgery on Friday.

Police believe Powell was the intended target of the gunmen. They are working on the theory that the murderers were sent to the cookout to avenge the death of another man in Pittsburgh several years ago. Powell was a suspect in that homicide case.

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Brittany Powell's daughter, Tamorroa, 7, and Chanetta Powell's children, 8-month-old Chloe and Jaron, 6, survived the massacre.

Shelton said her grandson, Jaron, told her “I saw Mommy and a man on the ground, so I ran upstairs.” Ms. Shelton recalled her grandson saying “He didn’t want the bad men to get him.”

I’m just heartbroken today,” Shelton said tearfully. “I got a son in the hospital fighting for his life in critical condition. I can’t imagine losing four [children]. It’s just not right for me to lose four. To lose two beautiful nieces, it just breaks my heart."

The ATF is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-283-4867.

  • Li

    You know the killers are black. I dunno....our young folk have become a vicious malicious mean-spirited people. No spirituality, no conscience. The FEDS are hot on their tails and it's only a matter of days when they're caught.

  • lil goodie

    My GOD... prayers to yhr family...

  • Ni Ni

    Senseless and cold hearted smdh.
    #stopblackonblackcrime

  • lil goodie

    Sorry to say but u would agree if the were YT..... unfortunately in today's society they are looked at as just a group of black people nothing more nothing less blacklivesdontmatter....smh

  • Yoni

    the “cheap” high powered rifle caused the most damage to the bodies.
    _________________________
    Cheap or not, it did what it was made to do. THIS is so heart-wrenching to hear and read about. I PRAY these fukkas are caught.

  • Mel

    I hate reading stories like this it's just too much

  • SameoleJ

    Lord, I can't imagine losing one child, let a lone 3 and one in critical condition. This woman has strength, as I would be somewhere mumbling from shock. God Bless her and Lord if you see fit, spare her last baby and Thank you for covering those children.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    this is just awful. type of stuff that makes u never want to leave your home. u never know who is holding years long grudges against u. my thoughts are w/the family.

  • A D N

    This is the first story I read on a blog with such interest and unbelief! Three children and one in the ICU and two nieces...God, Be a Comfort to all those involved. Sad, sad story. Kiss our loved ones and smile.

  • A D N

    Forgiveness and peace could have avoided all of this.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Omg this is horrible. At a lost for words on this one.

  • Trey

    Similar situation happened with my cousin...but he was killed and left in a field. The word is he shot at somebody as they were leaving a club...and 2 weeks later they caught him slipping and kidnapped and killed him.

    As I get older I don't even hang with family members that are still criminals. I feel bad for the family...they brother sealed their fate...

  • SG

    God bless this woman. Three of her children gone??!!?? I would lose my mind.

  • product of 79

    DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER SAVE HER SON LAMONT? To lose all her children is travesty ? Wow praying for those babies and other moms and family members as well ? what a FAWKED UP set of circumstances

  • SpillyNillie

    Lord this poor woman loss THREE children! THREE!! Not to mention an unborn grandchild!

    We won't need trump or the klan, if my black people keep this bullshit up! I'm heated! BBL!!

  • SG

    For real! They came back at him over something he did years ago? Crazy! The company you keep can mean life or death.

  • JerseyMom

    'They are working on the theory that the murderers were sent to the cookout to avenge the death of another man in Pittsburgh several years ago. [Lamont] Powell was a suspect in that homicide case.'
    ************
    Several years ago???? Blank stare. So this was delayed revenge?

    I can't today. Not today. Not ever.

    This is beyond evil.

  • A D N

    I wonder if Lamont is really the blame for that crime he's accused of. I pray he survives, without vengeance on his mind.

  • Auditor

    Best kind of revenge...when you're least expecting it #scorpio

  • Trey

    Exactly..

  • product of 79

    Who's to say... You know, it could've been a rumor or whatever... Obviously there wasn't much proof for the cops to charge him. But if he did it and caused this PAIN on his family and lives he betta get rite with GOD cause that shiiitt there will FAWK his mind to pieces.

  • Trey

    Urban blacks dont believe in the two...

  • product of 79

    Hey we're not that dam evil ?

  • Auditor

    Lol speak for yourself!

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    So sad my heart goes out to all the family members. This should not be happening in our society today.

  • product of 79

    ??? oh ok ?

  • stav

    Absolutely heartbreaking, these are the reasons we pray for GOD's Kingdom to come. Praying fervently for these families.

  • Full Monty

    Oh Lord that poor woman has lost 3 children in one night and another that probably won't make it. Lord please send her all your love. I wish I could just put my arms around her right now. What is wrong with some of these men. They are worse than animals. This story is gonna bother me all day long.

  • iWasteTime

    Why not just kill that niggah though.
    Walk to the store, go to the ally to lite up but lite his azz up.
    Why the whole damn family got to die.
    If this mother didn't leave them babies would be in the system cause all of their family died at the cookout.
    God Bless the Dead.
    God Keep Ms. Shelton
    God cover them babies!

  • Jusstlookn

    God Bless this mother having to bury so many. ...my heart and prayers go out to here and family.

    So Senseless

  • It’s Taurus Season

    God bless these folks. The entire community is hurting. They eem said something about this during basketball wrap up since Pitt is in ACC now.

  • stav

    This shouldn't happen in society ever, however we know that is not the world we live in . In my prayers!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I wrote 16 last night. Meant 6. Still sad.

  • iWasteTime

    If they put up a GoFundMe let us know Sandra
    All the life insurance in the world isn't going to be enough to bury 3, medical on the 4th and them babies!

  • Yoni

    To send a message to EVERYBODY that wants to try and try it AFTER THIS......I'm guessing. It's sad AND sickening at the same time.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Im waiting on folks to tell the mom that she can do differently NEXT time.

    There is "no SUCHA thing as not enough life insurance" @Waste. Girl PLEASE

  • therealashland

    This is insane!

  • iWasteTime

    You know it is coming ... smh

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Then told me Jesus be a fence yesterday. Chile.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    This world...my God...

  • stav

    It's not just our folks , this hateful mentality is world wide. Do not buy into that about our people. Blacks kill Blacks, Whites kill Whites, Asians kill Asians. etc. Just because the media manipulates things to where it's always blacks, Watch 20/20 , Dateline, 48 hours. Never be naïve enough to believe everything the media tells you. I

  • Renee26

    Tears..this is heart wrenching!! These young people aren't thinking about how their actions are affecting their family members not just them. Now his family members are dead, their kids lost their mothers, and he's still living and walking the streets....when will the cycle end??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You know, there was a point in time where the ederly, women and children were off limits.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    People are so fawking crazy. All of that? What is wrong with you to think this was okay? If you had issues with 1 man there why in the heck did all these other people have to be involved? Stupid bastids...

  • Yoni

    Cowards. Hoe-ass niggas. I HATE a hoe-ass nigga! I swe'a!

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    Weak bastids... they just make my blood boil.

  • Renee26

    "Bad associations spoil useful habits" is a saying I grew up on and take to heart...I have a lot of ratchet family members that I love from a distance for this exact reason. They call me stuck up but ohhh well...I stand a better chance of not being involved in foolery

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    RIP
    --------
    I think that if you ever do dirt, you need to lay low for the rest of your life..

    I just heard about a 16 yr old kid that killed someone that killed his dad 15yrs ago.... :tea:

  • Renee26

    You know the saying, "next time I see/catch you"...

  • Di Ana

    This is just awful. When you live a certain lifestyle, you have to keep looking over your back. Hopefully this isn't sum payback ish from 7 years ago like they saying.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    These kids are going to need a lot of love, counseling and prayer.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Library man is RARELY at a loss for words. His heart hurts for his hometown. They are all really really MAD man.

  • guest

    This is so sad and senseless! They didn't have to kill the innocent victims...smmfh

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Colombiana?

  • Sexy CJ

    “I lost three children and two nieces,” said Jessica Shelton during a news conference Thursday at the Lighthouse Church in Mount Oliver on Thursday.

    I’m just heartbroken today,” Shelton said tearfully. “I got a son in the hospital fighting for his life in critical condition. I can’t imagine losing four [children]. It’s just not right for me to lose four. To lose two beautiful nieces, it just breaks my heart"...............

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ain't no rules in this mess

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I said this morning downstairs that Ms. Jessica is in my prayers. I am so SAD for that woman.

  • AnonymousRose

    my heart just Sanked........................I cant,... I truly got wet eyes.... My LORD

  • Sexy CJ

    The deceased victims are identified as siblings Chanetta Powell, 25, Brittany Powell, 27, and Jerry Michael Shelton, 35, and their cousins Tina Shelton, 37, and Shada Mahone, 26. Chanetta Powell was 8 months pregnant with a baby boy............

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    You seen Betty???

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    They should be mad. The locals should show these fools that this type of bullshyt is unacceptable. If you know who did this shyt, you need to tell it. Fawk all that other crap.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I seen huh. I said you look happy. But of course my phone wont let me respond lmao.

  • Oh Tommie

    I came here to wish yall a happy Friday..but I can't even. God bless that family! No parent should have to bury their child...let alone multiple children. So sad.

  • Yoni

    The City of God?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    No LOL in real life.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    So are the survivors witnesses and able to identify? Good grief. So sad.

  • Yoni

    GIRL!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They is gang HEAVY in Pittsburgh man. Its main reason why he left. I hope they catch the fools that did this .

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Chase

  • AnonymousRose

    it's only a matter of days when they're KILLED. its open season...

  • E Love

    He was a suspect years ago.

  • mzbestseller

    This is too sad! My God the respect for a life is long gone. I not only pray for this family but for the killers and their family cause u better believe this isn't over. Revenge is not ours its the Lord's but someone will feel the need for some "get back".

  • AnonymousRose

    I concur

  • Just Keya

    I could not begin to imagine and nor do I want too. How cruel and heartless do you have to be to kill babies? You shot up the entire cook out for what?! Nothing is ever that serious. Worse than damn dogs. I hope the police catch them and they get the death penalty. Lord please cover my children. All of them.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    They need to do better. No excuses. If Gangs are running things like that, the people have to get involved.

  • Renee26

    Will they speak up is the question...

  • Crazy tee

    Guys get into stuff and I get it but why shoot the innocent women....RIP and I hope god gives the mothers and the grandchildren strength to get through this ....

  • AListDiva29

    I live less than an hour from here. This is a predominantly black neighborhood, with a record of crime, but nothing this horrible has ever happened. Praying the goons who did this are caught and apprehended soon. This poor mother shouldn't have to lose her kids, and these young kids lose their parents. There's no respect for human life anymore, it's a scary world now a days!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Fear is something to contend with. A lot of people don't speak because they feel they won't be supported or protected.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Damn. This is heartbreaking ...my heart and head literally ache right now just from reading this.... RIP to all those young people, and God bless and keep Ms. Jessica and her grandbabies, smh.

  • AnonymousRose

    Police believe Powell was the intended target of the gunmen. They are working on the theory that the murderers were sent to the cookout to avenge the death of another man in Pittsburgh several years ago. Powell was a suspect in that homicide case.

    LORD*************

  • morenYAHdelsur

    This is entirely TOO heartbreaking!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Even. The dog.

    BBL

  • Yoni

    I saw the video of the family grieving the aftermath. I kept hearing someone screaming "don't tell my baby is over there....". There was an eerie silence in the air.

  • Renee26

    And others just don't speak up because they are living by the code of silence...It's sad. If more people spoke up against known menaces then they would be in jail and not roaming the streets to be feared.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    I have no words...I cant think of anything to express the feeling of reading this... its just sad.... and something the kids will forever remember.

  • Yoni

    So were you and I spose to be discussing Moment of Silence?

  • Nonya Bizness

    This is horrific, and I think a $20k reward is pitiful for 6 lives lost. I need a feel good story after reading this.

  • Renee26

    Co-Sign!

  • iWasteTime

    New post.
    Queen La and her ex!

  • JerseyMom

    I listened to their Mom's press conference. Blank stare.

    Umm, so three uninvited strangers come to your cookout and you ask them their names, two of them say 'Ace' and you allow them to stay and play cards until they open fire on you?

    I am side-eyeing everyone at the cookout, including the Momma.

  • LeBrick James

    less than $3,400 per life. pathetic.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    So sad may they R.I.P. Black on black crime smmfh just a lost race

  • Nonya Bizness

    That is just so wrong.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Black men are just effin lost nowadays it's so sad

  • JerseyMom

    The Momma is at the press conference giving out the names and ages of victims' children and
    letting the world know the children witnessed the massacre while the gunmen are still at large.

    I can't today!!! Not ever. No common sense.

    LORD, be a fence of protection around all of the victims' children.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    if there is any "get back" I can only imagine it being even worse. If the families of those shooters have any inkling of their involvement, their best move would be to turn them in... the longer they're on the run, the more likely ALL of their family members may be in danger.

  • SameoleJ

    Whites kill Whites and Blacks......and anyone else they deem worthy of their "anger", even while people are in church praying.

  • SameoleJ

    I know one thing she can do differently.....if that surviving son WAS the intended party, ream his azz a new one and make sure he cooperates with the police. If you are living that reckless life, you better make sure your enemies know NOTHING about where your loved ones lay their heads!! And in this case, a GoFundMe is warranted!!

  • Noirluv45

    No, we are not a lost race, CB. Most crime committed is committed intraracially. I'm not saying that crime in many of our communities is not out of hand, but I think many of us look at situations like this and attribute them to our race when it's really about the evil hearts of man. JMO.

  • SameoleJ

    And an unborn child has to be buried. I hate those GoFundMe accounts, but this one would make sense for the funeral. Medical on the 4th, my jury is still out.....especially if he brought this mess to his family. Don't care how many years ago you pissed someone off, if they are still after you, the streets will tell, so you need to protect your family and keep them out of harm's way.

  • Noirluv45

    Others have expressed the deep sorry and tragedy of this event. This event hurts me to my heart! Unbelievable!

  • Cricket404

    At this point, these hot boys have nothing to lose. Did this guy get his whole family kilt? No jobs, no rent or mortgage, no cars in their name, not paying taxes, no medical insurance, no education, no retirement but they have a pocket full of money. When it comes time to bury them, the family is broke. They kill and make babies and rape boys. Can't save them, stop trying, stop having their babies, stop coddling them. Pro-abortion for the hood. Stop letting them live with you and drive your car. Ugh! Can't save them.

  • SameoleJ

    This concerned me too. 2 out of 3 strangers say their names are ACE, and the 3rd person who you knew said nothing to correct this? This is why I question strangers who come to events with family. If I don't like the vibe, I take the family member to the side and ask questions.

  • SameoleJ

    What are you talking about? The killers weren't in a relationship with the women in this story.

  • LeBrick James

    “The 2nd gunman sprayed the victims with a Russian style AK-47 assault rifle “

    ==========
    I am ok with the idea of a person having a gun for home use / self-defense, etc.
    But nobody needs a military grade AK47 assault rifle for self defense. That’s just a straight up killing machine.
    Personally, I think its time we simply ban those guns for civilian use. Long overdue, actually.

  • SameoleJ

    Never understood why they felt the need to allow civilians to have them, even for collector's items, in the first place.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Sad. I'm sure in all that time they could've caught dude by himself, why kill other people who didn't have anything to do with it? Bastids.

  • LeBrick James

    Lemme allow me to get biblical for a minute:

    "But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, MURDERERS, .... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone"
    (Rev 21:8)

  • surprise2012

    I watch those shows all the time, and they very rarely show any black cases.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I ain't like it :(

    Let's go! Best part in your opinion? Or shall I go d book questions for us, lemme know :erk:

  • Yoni

    I can bet 9x's outta 10, THAT gun wasn't registered. Came from a YT man and has been floating through the hood for some time now. GAR-ROWN-TEE it.

  • ATL White Guy

    Evil people kill people. That is the gist of it. Evil knows no color, and innocent people know no color.

  • ramosyo

    I can't even imagine. The horror of knowing u are about to die. Rip man. So senseless. So if the intended target was the son...everyone died just BC they are wrong place,wrong time. I bet the mom was thinking if I hadn't left early..

  • surprise2012

    Did I read one of the victims had at least 50 bullets in them? OMG... Over kill just tragic. SMH I could not imagine and the unborn baby just sends chills through my body with pain and sadness. How can one person be the target and you kill 5 ( 1 with 50 bullets in them) injure 3 and one of the ones injured is the supposed target. I'm confused. RIP!

  • Yoni

    It took me a MINUTE to finish! Of course there were MAD JEWELS dropped in the book. Best part......when they brought ole girl in the prison (who I assumed was Sister Soulja in real life) to speak. SHE dropped the jewels of a lifetime. Folks need to hear and read THAT part of the book if nothing else. I loved how he trained the lil lost boy up and was happy he fought to get married. I think that's about all I can remember for now.

    What did you like/didn't like?

  • JerseyMom

    I would think someone would have called the police or at least gotten the gats ready and called for back up if they felt uneasy when the b*tches started stumbling with their names.

  • JerseyMom

    And the victims were shot in their heads.

    SMDH

  • JerseyMom

    Yeah, the intended target survived. The guilt is gonna eat him alive.

  • Auditor

    Chile...stuck up, "acting white", you think you're better...heard it all...

    Since when has not being in trouble been any of the above?

  • Auditor

    Exactly

  • Auditor

    Preach

  • FADEUP

    Just plain crazy!!

  • stav

    You are absolutely right! That was pretty much my point. I made a post weeks ago stating this. Evil comes in all shapes , forms ,and colors , as does goodness.

  • stav

    Thank you!

  • LuLu

    My prayer is that you are still affiliated with the people/book that taught you that *wink*

  • FADEUP

    Just plain crazy!!!

  • mela.reign77

    My God this is so horrifying. I can't even imagine, heck I don't want to. Praying for all of the families during this tragic time.

  • Sunnie?

    Terrible... they even killed the dog! I'm praying for this family.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Catch these animals because that is what they are ANIMALS. People need to start telling on these murderers. Snitches get Stiches don't work anymore. We need to tell if we see something.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Exactly. F'ing animals is what they are.

  • LibraGirlonly

    But they are with someone. I say let them screw each other(hot boy's)

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm glad I moved out of the hood. My oldest would ask me why did I take him away from his people. I told him I got tired of yo people smoking crack and killing folk so I moved away from it. You grown now so go back if ya want to

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed!!!! They definitely need to hear that.

    I wanted to read more into the two marriages and how they worked that out :shrug:

    I didn't like how the whw book (seemed) to be him in jail.
    I wanted him and his business ventures to be written about. I wanted more:(

  • LordeAmbler

    I don't believe that rhetoric. The child tyshawn that was gunned down in Chicago they found his killer. Problem with all of these killings are the involvement of negligent black men. Black men making poor choices causing more black lives then the police. I have no choice but to believe that the creator is still showing us us. While we continue to point outside at white people. One thing is for sure here this is not a white crime.

  • Yoni

    I think THIS book focused more on the 2nd wife and the love he had for her. While the previous book focused on the first wife and the marriage. I think he talked about the marriages enough throughout the book. All in all, it wasn't too bad, but it wasn't as good. If that makes sense.

  • Pettyville123

    Truth is... we gotta do better as black ppl!! What ever happen to principles and street codes? No woman or kids involve.... SMH. I can't wait to see the predators. No parent should outlive their kids... but to have 3-4 at one time plus family members? She's going to look old real fast and probably give up.. So sad

  • free

    nah, they coulda got him by himself anytime. the way this was carried out, they wanted everybody but the kids.

  • ramosyo

    Damn your right! It was very close range & thought out. There was nowhere to run. I mean I didn't even know these people and I feel so bad. Just some regular shit to chill & bbq never knowing that was there last day on earth. This type of stories make me appreciate life in general.

  • SpiceGirl

    May they ALL rip....

  • kgirl33

    Disgusting! SMDH

  • kgirl33

    "The company you keep can mean life or death"......FACTS!

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • Renee26

    Yes good old mom and dad

  • NeverSurprised

    The KKK, the Aryan Nation and all other white supremacist groups are sooo lucky. They don't need to lift a finger to rid the country of blacks. BLACK MALES are doing such a great job of that on their own. These terror zones in black neighborhoods have been created by BLACK MALES. We must first admit to the problem if we ever hope to solve it.

  • Ssik am

    We're all responsible. Stop putting all of the blame on one side...that's part of the problem. If we sit here and point fingers all day we are never going to get anywhere.

  • Ssik am

    We're evil because we (humans) are animals...predators trying to become enlightened.

  • Ssik am

    Is the United States military evil? What about doctors that give abortions? Death row executioners?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Agreed... What's our next book? You're turn to pick lol

  • Ssik am

    The real devil is our egos.

  • Ssik am

    If we could only just evolve...

  • Go Head With That

    Jesus. It's like something you read in a book. I can't imagine.

  • RahRah

    praying the streets betray these murderers

  • Monday

    They better repent,

    Karma will get them for sure

    R.I.P to all of them, this is horrible!!

  • Monday

    Thank you!!!

  • LBoogie2011

    She has six children

  • ShadyBaby

    Yes exactly. I watch all sorts of crime shows and every race kills. White people stay killing for insurance money.

  • ShadyBaby

    What type of person raises these animals or didn't raise them. Seriously this is so disturbing and you probably broke bread with them hours earlier. Such disregard. I just don't get it.

  • ShadyBaby

    Same here. I'm so shaken and upset.

  • ShadyBaby

    Obviously they knew someone at the bbq. You can go over it ten times in your head but it doesn't mean you would of did anything different. There's 15 plus people there so you just don't take notice. Very normal. Who would think someone is trying to kill them. There was no preventing this. It was going to happen if they stayed or if they kicked them out.

  • stav

    Speak for yourself, I am not evil, and plenty of others aren't evil. If your ignorant statement were true , it would be total anarchy.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Ok, Powell was the target. Ok, I had to come back and edit my post.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Basically. If you in those streets and about "that" life, I'm not. We can't be cool. Please forget I exist.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Apparently staying at home isn't safe either. Live by the sword die by bullets.

  • Justforfun

    I just read the story about this and I had a sick feeling in my stomach ....this is gut wrenching and painful ....these murderers wanted to send a message and it was loud and clear...how can people be so heartless... One thing I do know is those killers will be haunted by terrors the won't get any rest or peace and when karma comes it's going to be ruthless I feel for Ms Jessica I want to just cry for her because losing someone already hurts but to mourn 6 loved ones is devastating...?????

  • Sleepy One

    This story is beyond sad

  • LordeAmbler

    Pointing the finger and holding accountable the assailants is two different things. I don't see black women opening fire in public places against a crowd of people. I don't see black women destroying our neighborhoods with graffiti and robberies. Black men are out of control. Period. There is no one to blame when its obvious who is causing the damn problem. The streets of chicago is gang ridden with malice from black men. The only people that can fix that problem is black men.

  • LordeAmbler

    So what if other races kill each other it is not an excuse to kill our own. Period and we are not talking about other races we are talking about black people. I never hear of asian murders because the media too busy report our black asses and its nothing but the truth. We kill each other in massacres bout as much as these white boys killing babies in the schools. Its a shame that this is the only response you can give when there is a another senseless black killing. Like its okay to commit crimes against each other cause other races do it. So. Raise your damn children to create companies instead of chaos.

  • LordeAmbler

    White people haven't killed that black person that gets their ass back yet either. All we do is protest against them while we kill each other without a blink. I don't see these gang ridden neighborhoods terrorizing white neighborhoods. You know why??? Cause white folks will kill their asses. But they will shoot a black 9 year old. FOH

  • LordeAmbler

    shut up idiot. The real devil is ignorance.

  • nich

    Why isn't this national news?? This is a horrific crime. I don't even want to think about the carnage, the scene that was unfolding as people ran around in fear for their lives while children were inside the home. Unimaginable. Please let these people be brought to justice and Lord, comfort the ppl they left behind.

  • stav

    The point ding bat, is evil comes in every color.Crime and hate is not singled down to one people.Because you never hear of certain things ,doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The media in the US is extremely biased, and has always focused on the negative of Blacks, to make it seem that we are all that way collectively. But of course you know that Right? Obviously not. To post that crap you responded with.

  • LordeAmbler

    Since you have so many answers btchass nigga what are you doing to improve media communications about black people. Nothing. Because you one of those dumb know it all niggas that claims to have the answers but no real actionable solutions. Just another loud talking ass black man with excuses. As usual. Probably one of those self righteous black preachers preaching to the community while sleeping with one of teenagers in the teen choir. Off my comments bish.

  • stav

    And from you lack of a decent vocabulary, I know you're a waste of my time.

  • LordeAmbler

    Do you mean "your" dummy. Lmao. Trying to hard to be smart. You right shut yo ass up.

  • Gersia

    When you pull that trigger you life is done if not self defense. Remember that.

  • stav

    On yeah!You truly are stupid, your -would show ownership . You're - as I stated , says you are a waste of my time.Wow! Go take English 101, at (your)local community college. You thought you did something slick, now everyone sees your stupidity. It's never to late to learn.SAD

  • stav

    Nothing ,but a typo, I still conveyed my message (do you know what conveyed means? ) probably not. Bye trash can.

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    For the most part he's right. Everybody has a bad side. Just not everyone will admit I guess. What he said was spot on.

  • minkpink

    Ms. Jessica get rid of the purple hair look dignified at least at your families funerals.

  • LordeAmbler

    You didn't convey anything dirt nuts except giving grown black men a pass for killing children and women and then hiding it behind the fact that other races kill each other. What does that have to do with 9 and 12 year olds being shot dead. Shut up. You haven't conveyed anything but negligent silliness.

  • LordeAmbler

    But that is why black men are being emasculated don't think that white people are responsible for the surge in feminine men. You can't terrorize the entire race and be a strong specimen to man kind. Just take a look at the direction men are headed. I don't have to say nothing. But you are seeing fewer and fewer real thorough breds.

  • LordeAmbler

    "Your"

  • S. Williams

    aaallllll of this!!!!!!! I just say I AM better bc I choose to not be restricted in hidden locations bc someone put a hit out on me. phuck outta here

  • S. Williams

    in the hood the cops don't even have all of the info. the hood knows and ppl probably knew he was involved but never said anything. I have a cousin now who's daughter was targeted and gunned down the night before prom to get to her dad smh

  • S. Williams

    the streets of the old. when the leaders were actual leaders and set rules for those beneath them. once they all got locked up all the lil hustlers and wannabes just took over with no regard for anyone: infants to the old and meak

  • middleagerant42

    Lord bless and keep this family. There is no street code anymore. There was a time when women old folks and kids were off limits! And supposedly this is a retaliation hit?! This has got to stop. We can't keep hollering about what the white man is doing when we are slaughtering ourselves!

  • middleagerant42

    I hear you but white folks don't have anything to do with this. This is a black community issue. We have to start loving and honoring one another. Hold sacred and respect our own lives before we expect others to give this respect to us.

  • product of 79

    sorry to hear that...? my condolences

  • LuLu

    Awesome!!

  • Yoni

    I'm reading some lil hood quick book called "The Besties".

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ok I'll see if I can grab a copy lol

  • layah2sexc

    I can't stand niggas I swear. A Bunch of damn vicious damn murderers but won't go after these cops and racist assholes

  • LordeAmbler

    The only reason someone would kill your family and not you is to hurt you so you will come to them. And it works every time. Except when someone white kills us. How many cop families have been lit up because their white dad killed our black son. Not one.

  • LYDIA

    I can't even begin to imagine what this poor woman is going through losing her family in one day! How is she sitting upright and on TV?! It just seems to much for any human being to bear and my heart breaks for her and the children!

  • LYDIA

    Death penalty please with no wait, no questions asked except by the family. If they would start executing these suckers immediately, we wouldn't have all this crime!

  • LYDIA

    No they don't matter to blacks!

  • LYDIA

    She is not at the funeral and after what she's been through, she can go butt naked if she wants!

  • LYDIA

    Because they aren't white, famous or powerful! They see it as a common event with poor blacks.

  • minkpink

    After what she been through she should really be dignified. Start somewhere for her surviving grandchildren.

  • LYDIA

    She ain't thinking about no dignity, she probably can barely think @all, please imagine losing your whole family!!

  • minkpink

    I speak as someone who has been in her shoes.

  • LYDIA

    Thats hard to believe if all you can think about is someones hair color at a time like this!

  • LordeAmbler

    Because the hateful SOB wanted to add insult and injury. Kill the everybody out there. Didnt matter if there were children just shoot and kill everything out there. And best believe this was a black crime.

  • LordeAmbler

    Because the hateful SOB wanted to add insult and injury. Kill the everybody out there. Didnt matter if there were children just shoot and kill everything out there. And best believe this was a black crime.

  • Tim KU Pearson

    Blame gansta rap destructive bullshit needs to be banned

  • Tim KU Pearson

    Exactly

  • Tim KU Pearson

    These killings have nothing to do with emasculation they didn't kill in a dress and heels this has to do with the so called macho real man masculine bull you call being a man being hard bull from gansta rap rather coward rap

  • Tim KU Pearson

    Exactly I keep my circle very small the crooks from a distance.

  • Tim KU Pearson

    It's this music it has a negative vibration

  • slim3542

    WHITE SUPREMACY THAT WE LIVE UNDER HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT.

  • slim3542

    WHITE SUPREMACY THAT WE LIVE UNDER HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT.