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Loved Ones Mourn Teen Girl Who Was Killed by Gunman in Willingboro

A family is demanding justice after a teen girl was shot and killed by a gunman firing into a crowd in Willingboro, New Jersey.

Loved ones are mourning a teen girl who was shot and killed after a gunman fired into a crowd in Willingboro, New Jersey.

India Simeon, 17, of Pemberton Township, was hanging out with her friends on Bermuda Circle in Willingboro Saturday around 7:30 p.m. when an unidentified gunman fired at the crowd.

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Simeon was shot in the head while a man was shot in the back. Both victims were taken to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Simeon died from her injuries Sunday night. The male victim was released from the hospital.

On Monday more than 200 family members gathered on Bermuda Circle to say their final goodbyes to Simeon. They say the teen girl dreamed of becoming a nurse in order to save lives.

“I hope we find justice for her,” Sylvia Sutton, the teen’s grandmother, said. “She did not deserve to die. She was an A and B student.”

Nathaniel Steele, the teen’s grandfather, described the gunman who took his granddaughter’s life.


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“A rotten person,” he said. “A no good person. A no good person. A person who has no respect for life.”

No arrests have been made in the shooting and police haven’t released a description of any suspects. If you have any information, please call Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113 or the Willingboro Township Police Department tip line at 609-877-6958.

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