A tribute to the two women killed in the Madison County shooting on Saturday night was posted online Monday, leaving a total of 13 people injured at a surprise party for a 21-year-old.
At a press conference Monday, Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner said both Caitlyn Jenkins, 20, and Quantasia Grant, 20, died at the scene.
Three others are being treated in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital. At approximately 10:30 pm, a total of 13 people were injured in the shooting of his US 72 Legacy at his event near Ryland Pike.
Ashton Elliott, 20, and DeMarcus Thompson, 19, have been charged with reckless murder. Turner said he expected more arrests because there were more than 200 shell casings collected by investigators after the shootout erupted.
Mother Antonionette set up a GoFundMe page for Grant’s funeral expenses.
She remembered Quantasia from Sarasota, Florida, by the nickname “Scooter Burke.” She always scooped the floor. ”
“The last words she left me were, ‘Mom, I want to see what the world can do for me,'” she said. “My daughter was young, adventurous, ambitious…I never wanted her to leave me, but I realized she had her own path. She was my last baby girl, but I believed in her and her dreams.
WAFF reports that Alabama A&M University has released a statement regarding Jenkins’ death.
“Families at Alabama A&M University have confirmed the recent death of AAMU student Caitlyn Jenkins, who was one of two 20-year-old women killed during an off-campus birthday party event over the weekend. My deepest condolences to the families of Jenkins and Quantasia Grant, and to the victims who were injured in what law enforcement officials defined as “recklessness.” ”
On Facebook, Tasha Shepherd said Jenkins was “a beautiful, sweet, smart young woman.”
“It breaks my heart every time I hear this kind of news, but knowing them makes it even worse. My thoughts and prayers for the family and praying for her mother’s strength during this difficult time. increase.”