ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - On the ground outside the apartment complex where authorities said 14-year-old Kenteyonna Anderson was shot to death, lies balloons, stuffed animals and reminders of a young lady who always had a smile on her face.
The grieving community around the 1200 block of Maxwell Street has been bringing the gifts to the scene since it happened, Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Escambia County Deputies said Anderson was shot while standing outside the complex.
Naheim McDonald said Anderson was always active.
“She was an A plus student. She was smart. She would do ROTC and she was the cheerleader manager. She had a future going for her and she didn’t deserve all of that,” said McDonald.
David Grice said his niece had just begun high school and was well liked. He said she never meet a stranger.
“She had a lot of friends. She knew people at church. She was real friendly and pretty. She was everything to us,” Grice said.
Neighbors said Anderson was over visiting friends at the time of the shooting.
Deputies said they’re now searching for Jaquest Norris, 23, Quentin Gholston, 28, and Tyrell Huff, 21, who are wanted for questioning in the shooting.
Grice said the rest of the family is devastated.
“When somebody's that close to you and can’t see them any more, it hurts. I miss her right now. I can still hear her voice calling my name," said Grice.
Grice said he just hopes whoever shot his niece will come forward.
“I know whoever did it has to be burning up inside. You can run but you can only run so far. Admit what you did. You killed a young, pretty lady. Her life had just started. Now its gone,” Grice said.
Authorities said Huff is also wanted in connection with an aggravated battery that also occurred on September 19.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers, at 850-433-7867 or the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
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