Three months after their daughter was shot and killed on her birthday, the parents of a 12-year-old girl have spoken out for the first time, demanding information about who is wanted in her murder.
Nyziereya London Moore was riding in a car with family members in the 2300 block of West 72nd Street in Englewood on March 2 when an unknown assailant opened fire from the street, hitting her in the back of the head , according to the authorities.
Nyziereya was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where she later died. The death of the 12-year-old girl forever changes the lives of her loved ones, as well as others who gathered at a press conference on Sunday.
“People say, I can’t imagine,” said her mother, Nyree Moore. “You don’t want to imagine. You don’t want to wake up without your kid. I run errands for two kids, not three. We do everything together.”
Holding pictures of the men police believe responsible, family members pleaded with anyone with information to come forward.
“It is impossible that you as a mother gave birth to these individuals who are killers and shooters living in your home,” said Andrew Holmes, a community activist. “You can’t say you don’t recognize these individuals.”
The family says they won’t stop until their daughter’s shooters are in a jail cell and off the street.
“Every day I have to get up and I have to get through it,” Moore said. “Because I won’t stop until my baby gets justice.”
“Justice won’t bring her back but we hope to help someone else,” said Lawrence Callicott, Jr.