Family members responded to the 21st anniversary shooting in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama (ON THE WEBSITE) – Family members are making a desperate plea after two people were killed in a shooting at a 21st birthday party in Madison County last weekend.
The shooting happened Saturday night at Legacy Events on Highway 72 east of Ryland Pike. Nine people were injured and two died, including 20-year-old Quantasia Grant.
Kimkeshia Johnson, Grant’s cousin, told News 19 that after graduating high school a few years ago, she moved to Alabama for something new. Now her loved ones say they will never see her next steps in life.
“They said somebody was having a party, somebody was having a birthday,” Johnson said. “It happens all too often … right here in Huntsville.”
On Saturday night, Johnson said her two sons planned to go out with Grant. After graduating from high school in Sarasota, Florida, Grant moved with his family in Rocket City with plans to open his own beauty salon.
“Of course, as your children go, so do you [going to] worry about them,” Johnson explained. “You pray for their safe return. Never in a million years did I think I would get this call.
Johnson said filming began soon after the trio arrived at the party. His sons lost Grant, but it wasn’t until they saw his shoes that they realized what had happened.
“We can’t see him getting married,” Johnson said. “I can’t hold one of her babies or go to the hospital with her when she gives birth to her first child. It was all taken from us. »
Grant’s family has a message for young guns.
“Whatever you do when you go out and kill somebody, you’ve ruined their family for the rest of their lives, you’ve ruined not only that family’s life, but you’ve ruined your life,” Johnson continued.
Grant’s mother, Antoinette, still lives in Florida, where the funeral will be held.
Her mother said she has set up a GoFundMe to help organize a homecoming ceremony for her 20-year-old daughter.
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