A stray bullet hit and killed a mom of two in Willowbrook and police have but to have anybody in custody associated to this crime.
“She was a cool, loving person. She had kids,” stated her brother.
Speaking now in the passed-tense for his huge sister, Dorothea Mercer.
“She was joyful, always having fun, always smiling,” he added.
Another household in Willowbrook is grieving over an unsolved homicide: this time, close to 132nd Street and Jarvis Avenue.
“We heard some gunshots and stuff like that. I jumped out of my bed and looked outside,” the brother stated.
He did not need to share his title, and he tried laborious to cover the ache of what he remembers of that Tuesday evening.
“My sister was on the bed, she was just bleeding, you know what I mean? So I called 911, and they were telling me to do CPR over the phone and try to revive her, stuff like that. I’m trying and trying and nervous at the same time,” he recalled.
Witnesses stated that there was one thing occurring Tuesday evening as a group gathered in the car parking zone now visibly coated with some candles. Someone else had handed away from an unrelated incident and in that group of individuals a combat broke out and bullets began to fly over the parking space and in direction of the flats.
“She was looking out the window to see what was going on and a bullet came through the window and hit her,” her brother stated.
Sheriff murder detectives are investigating the case however have but to make an arrest, even with so many individuals who probably witnessed it — a code of silence in South LA this household hopes will break.
“It’s senseless man, I don’t know what’s going on,” the brother said. “Every day it’s a different person dying over something senseless, you know?”
A GoFundMe account hopes to lift money for burial bills and the 2 younger daughters left behind. Beyond that, Dorothea’s household says they lean on their religion to get by way of.
“Just try to pray, keep prayers alive. Pray for the kids, pray for us, family and friends. Even for the people who did it, pray for them too.”