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Rah-Zhane Lee And Shaniquah Richardson: New Jersey Women Gunned Down In Park

Rah-Zhane Lee And Shaniquah Richardson: New Jersey Women Gunned Down In Park

 22-year-old Rah-Zhane Lee and 24-year-old Shaniquah Richardson were out late on Halloween, when they were shot to death. Police are offering a $10,000 reward in the case.

22-year-old Rah-Zhane Lee and 24-year-old Shaniquah Richardson were out late on Halloween, when they were shot to death. Police are offering a $10,000 reward in the case.

Best friends 22-year-old Rah-Zhane Lee and 24-year-old Shaniquah Richardson were out late on Halloween, walking through a park around midnight when they suddenly became targets for at least one gunman. The deadly shooting happened in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

Witnesses reported hearing a volley of gunshots in the park as the women went down. The pair were rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

"Rah-Zhane and Shaniquah didn't deserve it, they both did not deserve that," Ashley Bethea, Shaniquah's sister, told ABC

"My daughter she didn't deserve this at all," Kendra Lee Carey, Rah-Zhane's mother, told the TV station.

"It takes one night just to know that I will never see her again," said Denita Latish, Rah-Zhane's sister. "I will never be able to hug my sister, I will never be able to tell her I love her."

Law enforcement has opened a joint investigation, led by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective William Guy at 908-527-4648.

Both women were rushed to a nearby hospital, but their injuries were just too severe.

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