On Tuesday evening, the family of Jazmin Green held a press conference and vigil after the 19-year-old was murdered in South Los Angeles. According to the family, Green was shot in the head while parking her car at East 105th Street and San Pedro Street on April 24th. She was caught in the middle of gang crossfire, and despite being rushed to the hospital by fire officials, she did not survive her injuries.
The Los Angeles Police Department has reported that two suspects were involved in the shooting and fled the scene afterward. However, there is currently no suspect or vehicle description.
Green’s mother, Theresa Pearson, spoke at the press conference, calling for justice for her daughter. She described her daughter as a good girl who had just turned 19 and was studying to become a medical assistant at American Career College. Green had graduated from Mayfair High School in June.
Family members and friends at the press conference spoke of the impact of gang violence in the community, with some calling for an end to the senseless violence. Community activist Najee Ali also spoke and called for a reward motion to be brought before the LA City Council for Green’s murder.
Green’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for unexpected expenses and are urging anyone with information to come forward. The family has experienced other tragic losses in the past year and a half, with Green’s father dying in a similar incident.