CHESTER COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A teenage girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chester County Sunday night.
The Chester County Sheriff’s Office says they believe the shooting was gang-related, and 14-year-old Jada Jones was not the intended target.
Jada’s sister spoke only to FOX 46 on Monday, detailing her grief, frustration and sadness.
“I didn't get to see her go to prom, she didn't get to see my baby be born, none of that,” Taz Jones told FOX 46.
Taz was in tears, heartbroken over the senseless murder of her sister.
“I didn't even get to tell bye or none of that I really can't believe that my sister's gone,” she said.
Jada was killed outside of a home in the 500 block of Pinckney Road in Chester. The bullets hit Kristy Thompson’s house.
“I heard about six shots and I ran outside with my gown on and I heard this young lady say ‘they shot her, they shot her,’” Thompson said.
Kristy believes the bullets were meant for her 18-year old son. The Chester County Sheriff says Kristy’s son is a gang member, who has been shot twice recently.
“I am worried about because this has been going on a few months now, we put some gang members away awhile back some have gotten out and things are starting to escalate again,” Sheriff Alex Underwood said.
Two people have been taken into custody in connection to the shooting. Sheriff Underwood says investigators were able to identify the suspects quickly.
He says Raphael Carter, the man charged with Jada's murder, is also a gang member.
Neither Carter nor Hezekiah Tinsley, who's charged with accessory after the fact, got bond Monday afternoon.
The sheriff says his deputies are trying to track down information on a possible hit list, but at this point they can't verify one actually exists.
“Because of this pretty little girl people started talking they should have been talking all along,”
The sheriff also had a message to elected leaders who try to deny that there's a gang problem in Chester County: He essentially told them to “wake up.”