JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A mother, sister, family and friends marched Saturday for a girl taken for too soon.
Shanda Whitaker and about about a dozen others chanted for a change, hoping their plea to the public will spark action. Shanda's daughter, Tiphne Hollis, was killed at the intersection of Calvin St. and Belfort St. in March 2010.
"She didn't deserve this," said Shanda. "She wasn't from this community. She was a good child and had a whole life ahead of her and I'm going to continue to fight for her."
Tiphne Hollis was only 16-years-old when one bullet out of about 48 fired penetrated the car she was riding in. More than two years later, her family and friends continue their march, calling on anyone to step forward with information about who killed her.
"Hopefully they are brave enough and they have a sincere heart to talk to the detective, the police officers and to testify," said Shanda.
Tiphne's friend, Jaquale, never misses a march because she says it could have been her that night.
"She was my friend and she was very close to me and it could have been me in the car with her," said Jaquale.
Waiting for someone who knows something to come forward but in the meantime, Shanda's heart breaks knowing her daughter's killer is still on the street.
"It hurts people, families when you take a person's life, it really destroys that family."
The group marches on the 20th of every month.