Tuesday, January 21, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland woman is pleading for justice, two days after her eldest teenage son was fatally shot and just three weeks after her youngest son suffered a similar fate.
Dinyal New made her plea outside her home just blocks from a growing makeshift memorial of flowers and candles in a quiet neighborhood in east Oakland where her oldest son, 19-year-old Lamar Broussard, and a childhood friend were shot and killed on Sunday — just three days after burying her youngest son.
New's youngest son, 13-year-old Lee Weathersby III, was shot about a mile away on New Year's Eve. He died the next day.
Oakland police say no arrests have been made in the shootings. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the slayings were linked.
New said she doesn't believe that the brothers' murders are connected.