DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit mother is pleading for help finding whoever shot up her home, taking the life of her 14-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 18-year-old son.
"My baby is gone," Chawntae Stewart said. "They killed her. They killed her. They killed her."
Jamesha and Jeff McWilliams were both struck in the gunfire that struck the family's home on the 19000 block of Waltham on the city's east side shortly after 11 p.m.
"She's a good kid. Please help me. Help me bring this person. Help me bring this person. At least I can grieve. Because it's so hard to worry about so much stuff when you know this person's still out here," Stewart said.
Witnesses say someone pulled up in a green Ford Windstar and opened fire multiple times.
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Her aunt Shaetinique Stewart said Jamesha was upstairs when it happened.
"The house got shot up. She was hit. She came to the stairs told her step mom, 'Mom, I got shot.' She fell down the stairs and that's all we know," she said.
The family quickly took the two victims to a hospital.
Jeff is still being treated, but Jamesha died from a gunshot wound in the chest.
"Now, I got to bury her. Now, I got to bury my baby and worry about my other baby," Stewart said.
Jamesha attended East English Village Prep Academy and was excited for a new school year when she would be joining the cheer squad.
"Her birthday is next month. She just made cheerleading. She had been trying out for 90 days - the whole summer," Stewart said.
Police do not yet know who may have been the intended target since other people were in the home.
If you have any information that can help, call the DPD right away.."