JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- She was a young girl with a promising future. At only 20 years old, Shelby Farah was gunned down Saturday while working at Metro PCS on North Main Street on the Northside, police tell Action News.
"She was a sweet girl. Very sweet girl," said Myrtle Futch.
Neighbors who have watched Farah blossom over the years are struggling to find the right words. Police said an armed robber entered the shop and took her life.
"This is just a shock to me knowing something happened to her," said Futch.
Farah's mom was too shaken up to speak on camera Sunday. But she told Action News her daughter graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2011. She had dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. Along with working at Metro PCS, she was a cheer-leading coach for the group "Communities in Schools," a nationwide network empowering kids to stay in school.
"Even the whole community was sad when we heard about it. It was more shock," said neighbor Hakim Shabazz.
Police are hunting for the shooter and on Sunday released video of one of the suspects.
Farah's mom told Action News she wants justice for her baby. So do her neighbors.
"For a guy to just go in there, not actually rob the place and take the young lady's life, it's a serious concern," Shabazz said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.