MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — Family, friends and community leaders gathered Thursday evening on the anniversary of the death of 12-year old Tequila Forshee’s who was the victim of a shooting in Miami Gardens.
Locals planted a tree amid candlelight at Brentwod Park located at 19405 NW 32 Ave.
” There’s not a day that went by that I didn’t think about my daughter. It’s a pain that I have to learn to endure and learn to live with,” said Dlenn Forshee, Tequila’s father. “We will continue to honor the life of tequila.”
While they gathered in remembrance of Forshee, the ceremony was also a call to action since the perpetrators responsible for her death are still at large.
Forshee died on August 14, 2013 after a bullet struck her in the head as her hair was being braided in preparation for the new school year. She died at the home.
Miami Gardens Deputy Police Chief Paul Miller said last year they’re looking for four people between 15 and 18 years old.
At a meeting last year asking for the public’s help to find those responsible, Mayor Oliver Gilbert called the crime “unspeakable and outrageous”.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471 -TIPS.