Tynesia Cephas: 16-year-old girl shot dead in Wilmington, Delaware
Tynesia Cephas was a peacemaker, an honor roll student and an "angel" to her family and friends. Police said that on one fateful day in April she stepped between two people trying to break up a fight in Wilmington, Delaware, when gunfire erupted.
The 16-year-old girl who was shot dead. She was found by police officers with wounds to her arms and torso.
The shooting took place Wednesday, April 26 at about 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of Kirkwood Street.
Doctors at Christiana Hospital tried to save her, but she died.
"I hope that whoever the guy is, he can find it in his heart to turn himself in, or if somebody turns him in, because it's really heavy on us right now," Tyzell Cephas, the victim's mother, told ABC6.
A GoFundMe account set up by Tynesia's family says that they are heartbroken because their baby won't be able to go to prom, graduate from high school or "attend college with the rest of her fellow classmates."
Our Angel, Tynesia Cephas lost her life Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in result of gun violence. We only got to enjoy our angel for sixteen years. Before multiple stray bullets ended her life, she was an honors student at Newark High School. Our Angel lost her life before it begun, we will not be able to prepare her for prom, graduation, she will not attend college with the rest of her fellow classmates due to the city's gun violence. She had a beautiful smile, and a personality out of this world that would brighten up any room. We are asking for donations to give our angel a funeral. Even if you can only afford to donate a $1.00, anything will help. We just want to burry our Angel. Without your help a funeral may not be possible. Dontate for Neish, as she would for you. Our goal is $10,000, we are hoping to have the service by, Wednesday, May 10th. Again anything will help and we are extremely thankful in advance for everyone that helps our family during this tragic time.
Anyone with information should call Detective McKenzie Kirlin at (302) 576-3653. Tips may also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers Tipline at (800) TIP-3333.
A viewing of Tynesia's body will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ezion Fair Baptist Church, 1400 "B" Street, Wilmington, DE. Celebration of Life will follow the viewing.