2-Year Old Shooting Victim's Family: "This is Killing Us" - NBC 10 Philadelphia

2-Year Old Shooting Victim's Family: "This is Killing Us"

Vigil for toddler who was killed when a gunman ambushed his parents

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    Family Speak Out After Toddler's Murder

    The family of a 2-year-old killed at the hands of a gunman demand justice. (Published Wednesday, June 16, 2010)

    The family of 2-year-old Terrance Webster are demanding the man responsible for the young boy's death to come forward.

    Terrance was shot in the head by a man who ambushed his parents as they arrived home to their Chester, Pa. apartment around 2 a.m. Sunday, police say. He died the next day at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    "He was the sweetest child ever. He was only 2-years-old," the boy's father Thomas Webster told NBC Philadelphia at a vigil Tuesday.

    Webster and his wife Tisheta were also shot in the ambush. They have since recovered.

    Family and neighbors stood in vigil outside the complex to remember the boy and denounce such violence.

    "When a baby is involved, it really wakes us up," Chester Mayor Wendell Butler told the crowd.

    Terrance's death comes just two months after Tisheta's brother was murdered, the family says.

    Robin Powell, the boy's grandmother, says the violence has to stop and the shooter needs to come forward.

    "I can't even make wind of it. I just want justice," she said. "Anyone who knows anything is a coward if they don't speak up."

    Chester Police are continuing to investigate the murder, but anyone with information is asked to call 610.891.4700.

    In the meantime, Webster has a message for the man responsible: "Just be a man and turn yourself in."