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Jul 6, 2020

Still No Justice for Kyla Young

Kyla Young

Kareem Clarke isn’t the only family member that Melanie Young has lost to gun violence.  Her seventeen-year-old daughter, Kyla Young, was shot and killed in Belize City in February of this year.  She was on Glenn Street with some friends when two men approached them and released a barrage of bullets. It is not known if she was the target, but investigators are sure that it was gang-related. No one has been arrested and charged for her murder and her mother believes that like the case with Clarke, she won’t receive justice. 


Melanie Young, Mother of Deceased

“Before I laid her to rest. They released two men and these young men were plain in sight. They were actually standing in front of my daughter and killed her. And I know that I won’t get any justice either.”


Melanie Young


“Do you know why that happened in the first place?”


Melanie Young

“Well how I heard it, these two young men walk in the yard starting to big talk these two ladies that were around the table and young men. Some miscommunication with the two young men and they knocked the gun and that’s how they started to fire at my daughter.”

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