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Family of teen killed in drive by demands justice

6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago December 01, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Thursday, December 01 2016 December 01, 2016 4:27 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The family of 19-year old April Netter is demanding justice tonight, after their loved one was gunned down in a hail of gunfire on North 47th Street Wednesday night.

Her family said she was full of life. Netter had been living in Texas with her sister who was in the military. Netter was employed there and enrolled in school, according to her mom.

"I don't know who did this, but oh my god, you have killed me," Karen Netter, April Netter's mom said. "When you took her, you took me."

The news of Netter's death, too much for her father to handle. This is the second daughter he's had to bury over the past four years.

"It's killing me," Roger Chenevert said. "This gun stuff."

Chenevert was at the scene on North 47th Street less than 24 hours ago. Last night, numerous evidence markers were sprawled across the scene where a gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets into a car April Netter was in. Four years ago, his daughter, Kayla Selders a mom of two children, was killed over a CD player she sold to a man. She was killed as she tried to collect $80 for it. 

"Twice," Chenevert said. "I can't take it."

Tonight, the family says they have a good idea who is responsible. They call the gunman's actions cowardly.

"Dude you're going to regret it," Netter said. "I'm sorry, but it is what it is. You're going to regret it. They already talking on the streets. They already talking."

People in the neighborhood told WBRZ, they believe the shooting last night was in retaliation to another incident that happened back in July. Investigators said after the shooting last night, the gunman took off in the vehicle they were in, which was found torched about six blocks away.

By all accounts, Netter was not the intended target.

As this grieving family tries to come to grips with April's death, they say people are already discussing how to find justice.

"I feel like this outcome is not going to be pretty," Netter said. "It is not. More people are going to get hurt. It's just the beginning."

Baton Rouge Police have not released any information on suspects or motives.

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