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The family of a slain Florida cheerleader is begging their community for help so they can find her killer.
Inandi Wyche, 17, was dropping off a friend in Jacksonville on March 19 when a gray car pulled up and two men got out. They began firing and Wyche, who was still inside her car, was fatally shot, CBS 47 reports. An unidentified man at the scene was also wounded, Jacksonville.com reported.
Now, seven months after the shooting, Wyche’s family is asking anyone with information to come forward. Relatives of Wyche, a Ribault High School student, along with city officials, held a press conference at the site of the shooting on Thursday to plead for answers.
“Somebody saw something and to lose her life — somebody shot up my child. Brutally murdered her, a young 17-year-old,” Wyche’s mother, Monique Wyche, said, according to CBS 47.
She added, "We are asking that if anybody saw anything, you may think it's small but it just may be the piece that they need to solve this murder.
She described her daughter as a cheerleader and a Miss Ribault Pageant.
"She was contestant number 6," she said. "She loved to laugh, have a good time.”
The slain teen was also an avid volleyball team member.
“She had a big personality, beautiful inside and out,” the teen’s mom said on Thursday. “Beautiful smile. And I’m honored to be her mother. I got some big shoes to fill.”
About $11,000 has been raised as a reward to entice leads, News4Jax reports. First Coast Crime Stoppers is hoping to raise that number up to $30,000 with help from the community.
Anyone with information is asked to call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
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