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Family of shooting victim asking shooter to come forward

Deasia Washington (Source: Family) Deasia Washington (Source: Family)
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

It was supposed to be a fun night out for 23-year-old Deasia Washington when she went to a house party in Kingstown Saturday night. Early Sunday morning, it turned to tragedy.

Washington was shot and killed around 2 a.m. Sunday, inside the party. Her family is still shaken up, and are barely able to say what they're feeling now that she's gone.

"It's just, it's hard to deal with," said Mamie Leach, Washington's aunt.

Washington's grandmother, Betty Washington, raised her, and said she was the type of person you would want to be around.

"She was a fun, lively, outgoing, pretty girl," Washington said.

Detectives said there were around 100 people inside and outside the trailer where the party was held. They are in the process of conducting interviews, but so far, have received little cooperation from people at the party.

Sheriff Alan Norman hopes someone comes forward with any information that could help put the shooter behind bars.

"We need assistance from the community and attendees in order to provide closure," Norman said.

Washington's family also pleads with the public, saying someone has to know who shot Deasia.

"That's all we want - Justice. We want somebody to come forward. Somebody knows something," a family member said.

Deasia Washington has two young sons - they're only 4 and 5 years old. Her family has one message for the shooter who is still on the run.

"We forgive you. Just come on in and take responsibility for what you did. You did it. You took a life. A mother, a sister, a daughter," Leach said.

Sheriff Norman is asking anyone with any information to call the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4888.

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